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Melita-s 16. Oct 2013 10:41 PM

Is there an alternative to Adobe Flash Player
 
Is there another free plug in that I can download and install instead of the adobe flash player. I am using Firefox 24.

Thank you.

J_L 17. Oct 2013 03:32 AM

Although there are alternatives like Gnash and Lightspark, none of them are as capable as Adobe Flash Player (especially on newer formats). HTML5 is already replacing Flash, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

jim 17. Oct 2013 11:03 AM

I must admit Adobe is driving me mad too. No matter what I do I still get the popup request regarding what to allow when I try to run a video which uses Adobe. If I get rid of Adobe completely then some videos just don't run. I would LOVE a good alternative.

Melita-s 17. Oct 2013 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J_L (Post 93607)
HTML5 is already replacing Flash, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Could you please tell me about HTML5? I never heard of it before. Is it available for download?

Regards,

Joe A.TT 17. Oct 2013 04:24 PM

Melita, you can read more about HTML5 here. At the risk of sounding n00b, I don't think it can be downloaded like Adobe Flash Player. It's the newest version of HTML and it's more a matter of whether the audio and video content on the website you are viewing was created in HTML5 and whether your browser supports it. As far as I'm aware, most modern browsers support HTML5. Could someone more knowledgeable correct me if I'm wrong?

J_L 17. Oct 2013 10:44 PM

Nothing wrong with your explanation Joe. Plus, most YouTube videos are available in HTML5 along with some other popular sites like Vimeo. There's even online gaming like clay.io and Angry Birds Chrome (although other native browser technologies like WebGL may be used).

jim 18. Oct 2013 09:02 AM

Still asking - if I get rid of Adobe player how can I play videos which require it?

Anupam 18. Oct 2013 09:03 AM

Simple answer. You cannot.

Joe A.TT 18. Oct 2013 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jim (Post 93621)
No matter what I do I still get the popup request regarding what to allow when I try to run a video which uses Adobe.

Jim, could you explain some more about this? When you say "popup request" it sounds like something you'd get when a security suite detects an untrusted app. I've never encountered this but perhaps that's because I'm using the native Windows 7 firewall and MSE. What AV and firewall are you using?

jim 18. Oct 2013 07:13 PM

No, it's the local storage question that (apparently) is triggered by third party applications. They say you can sort this out in the Adobe global settings but it never works for me. In most cases, whether I click allow or deny it just sits there in the way of the video. Nothing suggested seems to get rid of it completely except not using Adobe flash player.


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