6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2013 2:43 AM by GailFP
Sven Cotte Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Flash Player for Video?

  • 1. Re: Flash Player
    BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,970 points)

    No, iOS does not support flash.

  • 2. Re: Flash Player
    lkrupp Level 4 Level 4 (3,135 points)

    Adobe ceased development of Flash for all mobile patforms in August of this year. Sites that don't support mobile platforms like iOS and Android shoud be encouraged to move to HTML5 in order to serve this very large and growing market segment. It's foolish not to.

  • 3. Re: Flash Player
    alexkrieger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you load a third party browser on to iPad called puffin you can run flash content.

     

    Puffin Web Browser (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puffin-web-browser/id406239138?mt=8)

     

  • 4. Re: Flash Player
    GailFP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Puffin seems to be the best app for flash that I have found. It is even shareware, unlike some. Why should anyone pay for an app only to find that it doesn't work or it's rubbish? However, Puffin will not allow full sized viewing of the streaming videos from the Leveson Inquiry (http://www.levesoninquiry.org.uk/). iSwifter costs more and is not as good, but it works, so it's the one for me.

     

    I read somewhere that Puffin disables full sized video in some flash places because it allegedly doesn't work properly. I think it was in Puffin's help screens IIRC. But it's false, iSwifter does it perfectly.

     

    I am grateful to this community for its help in solving the flash problem. I hadn't realised just how inferior closed shop Apple is to open source Android, and now I'll wait patiently for gaol breaking so I can get some decent software again. Meanwhile, I can take advantage of the iPad's screen size for reading. Even the biggest mobile phone can't measure up for size.

  • 5. Re: Flash Player
    Daniel Ebeck Level 4 Level 4 (1,650 points)

    GailFP wrote:

    I am grateful to this community for its help in solving the flash problem. I hadn't realised just how inferior closed shop Apple is to open source Android...

    Not an iOS problem! I guess you missed the bit where Adobe has ceased Flash for mobile platforms. Flash has always been an unholy mess, even on the desktop. Always! I can't remember a time when it wasn't an issue. I'm glad they've finally admitted how bad it is and that HTML5 is the way to go. The sooner all those Flash devs retrain with HTML5, the better.

  • 6. Re: Flash Player
    GailFP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fair enough, Daniel. I have never noticed a problem with Adobe at all, but perhaps it is a developer problem. I have been noticing people on several platforms having to find a workaround to use flash, but I know nothing about HTML5. Perhaps developers will start using it, but it could take a long time. Thank heaven for apps to supply the need meanwhile.