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Alternative to Adobe Flash Player for PowerPC G4

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  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (8,565 points)
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    Mar 3, 2011 1:28 PM (in response to K Shaffer)
    PS: on March 1st, this year, changes in Flash & shockwave appear to have
    occurred in some configurations; and also a new Firefox browser update.

    Not sure if the update to the later Firefox browser affected the Plugins;
    but I am unable to access content now that was available before Mar 1st.
    And the newer plugins are not working in the latest Firefox 3.6.14; nor
    are the older plugins that appeared to work fine in Firefox 3.6.13.

    http://browserspy.dk/ is a place to check plugins, if you have a recent OS.
    This shows most older OS items as obsolete; in the context of new/latest.

    So, I wonder if these site issues are among all browsers, or only the new
    version(s) available after March 1st 2011. +And back to the Option question.+

    Good luck & happy computing!
    1-iBookG4 1.33 12" 1.5GB RAM (10.4.11) 2-iMacG4 1.25 17" 1GB RAM (10.4.11) , MiniG4 1.5 (10.5.8) 3-AirPort Extreme M8799LL/A 1-AirPort Exp M9470LL/A 
  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (8,565 points)
    The Flash version for PPC version 10.1.102.64 (is
    now available from an archive page/link at Adobe)
    does work OK for most flash items in web pages.

    Mine returned to a functional mode. Also, I checked
    & got the Firefox download for latest 3.6.15 browser.

    {However, there still is an issue in Shockwave test
    page's animation not working; and mine is the last
    supported version 11.5.9.620 for PPC. Seemed to
    work OK in Leopard 10.5.8; not in Tiger 10.4.11...
    but both of these did last week.}

    I really don't want to upgrade my iMac G4 1.25 to
    Leopard 10.5.8; though I have an extra unused
    retail DVD install disc still in the box.

    Maybe the Shockwave player will return to functional
    state the next time I restart my computer. In a month.
    It's only been on 102 days this time, up 170 last time.

    +Nice to know you do have a semblance of flash, btw.+

    Good luck & happy computing!
    1-iBookG4 1.33 12" 1.5GB RAM (10.4.11) 2-iMacG4 1.25 17" 1GB RAM (10.4.11) , MiniG4 1.5 (10.5.8) 3-AirPort Extreme M8799LL/A 1-AirPort Exp M9470LL/A 
  • davroddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was having problems getting cartoon network going (games) for my kid and so I followed the steps outlined by limnos, and it worked perfectly. Thanks!
    emac 1.42/macbook pro 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • adasilva28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have an iBook G4 with Mac OS X 10.4.11 I got for my daughter and I tried to install Adobe Flash Player and this is the message I get. "Devices with PowerPC processors are no longer supported. Click below to download the last version of Flash Player for PowerPC."

    Other forums stated that Flash player 10.1 will work for my OS, but I can't find it. Any one know where I can get it?
    iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,330 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 11:17 AM (in response to adasilva28)
    Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version, 10.2.152.25 or later, is for Intel Macs only, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Note that the latest Flash Player update only works with Safari in 32 bit mode, as Adobe have not written it for 64 bit mode.

    * Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. The first one on the list, Flash Player 10.1 is the one you download. More information here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/838/cpsid_83808.html
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.9, Safari 5.0.4
  • K Shaffer Level 6 Level 6 (8,565 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 11:44 AM (in response to adasilva28)
    The 'archived' version is not something directly or easily available; but
    then few were really easy in their finest hour...

    A link to get the last supported PPC version of Flash (for OS X 10.4/10.5)
    is listed in a previous post, above. The link is:

    *Archived Flash Player versions:*
    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html

    Release and Content Debugger archives;
    of several listed; 10.1 is here, latest version:

    • (Released 11/04/2010) Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and 9.0.289.0 (126 MB)
    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp10.1.102.64_and_9.0.289.0archive.zip - *same as Limnos posted, above.*

    {You +probably could use+ the Flash Player 10.1.102.64 installer; and an uninstaller.
    The .zip file has both Flash versions and a debugger version in there. A standard
    version 10.1.102.64 would be the one to install; +unless your computer can't use it.+
    Then, try the other one; _or see the earlier link to choose_ a different archive .zip file.}

    PPC Macs running Leopard 10.5.8 may handle the Flash player issue differently;
    but the same archives for PowerPC are the likely source for Flash player plugins.
    You can also choose to disable Flash in web pages, and enable the feature where
    then you'd click on each vacant spot in a page, to try & get Flash content to load.

    Among the previous posts, there are various points of discussion about this problem;
    not all are intended as direct answers, since the download is archived & hidden now.
    The plugins I have that work, were downloaded in November, & more directly then.

    +{Seems that much of the original Adobe flash web site is not helpful now for PPC Mac.}+
    ie: Troubleshoot Flash Player: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/865/cpsid_86551.html#ostype=m

    Good luck & happy computing!
    1-iBookG4 1.33 12" 1.5GB RAM (10.4.11) 2-iMacG4 1.25 17" 1GB RAM (10.4.11) , MiniG4 1.5 (10.5.8) 3-AirPort Extreme M8799LL/A 1-AirPort Exp M9470LL/A 
  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,460 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 11:35 AM (in response to Klaus1)
    Note that the latest Flash Player update only works with Safari in 32 bit mode, as Adobe have not written it for 64 bit mode.


    Not true - it works perfectly well with 64 bit safari, except for some users on youtube, which is a youtube problem,
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,330 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 11:42 AM (in response to andyBall_uk)
    Thanks for the correction Andy!
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.9, Safari 5.0.4
  • Duncan Arnold Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 17, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    So for PowerPC macs with the latest possible version of Flash; I keep getting a message to install latest version, which is not compatible, so I cannot view 4OD or embedded videos in Facebook (I can view youtube directly...). Is there a way round it?

  • Napejop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello, and Merry Christmas to all of you. I'm a PowerBook G4 user and today when trying to watch a movie a window told me to upgrade my flash. I went then to the adobe page and tried to follow the steps they suggested -I downloaded the uninstall software for OS X 10.4-  but curiously (I've never tried to do that before) I couldn't open any window nor the flash player install manager window.

     

     

     

    Do you know what should I do?

     

    There is a version of Flash 10.3 they propose.... OMG, I just read is for intel machines! I'll nevertheless send this message.


    I can think of some bad words to explain how I feel. I guess I'll be a misfit from now on, I won't let aside my pretty G4!

     

    Happy 2012

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)
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    Dec 22, 2011 10:06 PM (in response to Napejop)

    Yes, it's silly, but you have to ignore when it says new Flash updates are avaiable... & many other Apps too.

  • Al Tenuta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Having the same problem. I'm in the midst of reinstalling FP10.1. Went through the same problem. I uninstalled, installed and did permissions using Onyx instead of DU. Went to Hulu and it wouldn't let me watch a movie. Same with Cackle.com. I tried YouTube and it seems to work ok. Also checked both Safari and FF prefs and there is no FP Plugin listed in either one. This time I downloaded from OldAps. I skipped the uninstall and installed, restarted and am now verifying disk and permissions with DU.

     

    Verify is now done. I can stream movies for now anyway. We'll see what happens on my next restart.

  • shelleyfrank Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 20, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to Al Tenuta)

    Well, it looks like we can now pack up the old PPC and switch on the TV. Thanks Adobe.

  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)

    Not quite. I have Flash Player installed as a plug-in (10.1 in Library/Internet Plug-ins); also I have the free Perian Preference pane downloaded. Though I cannot play embedded YouTube videos in Facebook, I can click the link next to them and view videos directly in YouTube. I can't use 4OD but I can use BBC iPlayer.

     

    It's a mixed bag, but don't give up just yet. For me YouTube and iPlayer are the sites that count, and I can use both.

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