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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.

bo.elam 18. Oct 2013 10:14 PM

Hi Melita, read this:

http://www.neowin.net/news/adobe-fla...-in-firefox-27

For fun, I tried the beta that they are talking about a few days ago and "Shumway" is not ready yet but it will be soon. As of now, it works as it does now when you enable HTML5 in Youtube. Some videos play but others don't. If you like to try HTML in Youtube, go here, you dont need to install anything:

http://www.youtube.com/html5?hl=en

Hi Jim, if you are using Firefox, this is the way I handle Flash. I block it everywhere with NoScript and only allow it temporarily where I am required to use it. Like on Youtube for example. Its simple and works great.

Bo

bo.elam 18. Oct 2013 10:26 PM

Jim, I just read this thread again and I think the HTML trial might be something you like to try. Its for Youtube only, personally, I don't like it but if you enable the trial, you ll be able to watch about half of the videos there and you can get rid of Flash.

Bo

jim 18. Oct 2013 10:43 PM

If I allow flash then I get the popup again as I said. It's when I want to watch videos that need flash that I have the problem.

I never get any problem with YouTube videos. They all work fine.

bo.elam 18. Oct 2013 10:59 PM

Could you post a picture of the popup. I have no idea what it could be or recall ever seeing one related to Flash. I dont know if it makes a difference or not but I have Flash set to "Always activate" in Tools>Addons>Plugins. And Flash only works when I temporarily allow it with NoScript.

Bo

Melita-s 29. Oct 2013 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bo.elam (Post 93662)
Hi Melita, read this:

http://www.neowin.net/news/adobe-fla...-in-firefox-27

For fun, I tried the beta that they are talking about a few days ago and "Shumway" is not ready yet but it will be soon. As of now, it works as it does now when you enable HTML5 in Youtube. Some videos play but others don't. If you like to try HTML in Youtube, go here, you dont need to install anything:

http://www.youtube.com/html5?hl=en

Hello Bo'

Sorry for the delay in acknowledging this. Many thanks, all the same.

Regards,

jim 08. Nov 2013 10:46 AM

Bo - I haven't posted a pic of the popup because it isn't always there. Also, it is the bog standard one that everyone must have seen at some time. It says Adobe Flash Player wants to store some info on your PC and has the usual allow or deny boxes plus (if I remember rightly) a slider for amount to allow. It is there on various videos from various websites (often ones on the Sky News page but never on Youtube). It sits right in the middle of the screen and, in most cases, it cannot be clicked. On the occasions when it CAN be clicked I have been advised to right click and change the global settings. I have done this but it has no effect. In the case of the non-clickable ones I can't believe that sites like Sky would have that appear on their videos but what do I know? I have looked in Addons etc. and the only Adobe I have installed is Acrobat. If I try to install Adobe Flash the "Install Now" link just takes me to adverts and the like and you just go round in circles. It doesn't appear to be my Avast AV that is maybe stopping it because that would give a warning popup. I thought if I installed it I may be able to change the settings. I haven't got a clue as this is something I see fairly regularly but cannot seem to do anything about.

Burn-IT 08. Nov 2013 12:06 PM

Look in your Control Panel. There is a link to the options there.

deya 08. Nov 2013 07:04 PM

Jim; As Burn-IT has mentioned, go to Control Panel and double click the Flash Player icon. The settings manager will open, in the storage tab there are three radio buttons - Allow, Ask, Block. Is yours set to the top one, Allow? ... if not, set it to that one and see if you still get the pop-up.

bo.elam 08. Nov 2013 08:45 PM

I set Flash settings, all three of them, to "Block". Never see a message or have problems watching videos.

Bo

bo.elam 08. Nov 2013 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deya (Post 94463)
JIs yours set to the top one, Allow? ... if not, set it to that one and see if you still get the pop-up.

I think, Allow as well as Block, stops the popup.

Bo

jim 08. Nov 2013 08:59 PM

Like a few other posters (on other sites) I can't open anything to do with Flash Player in Control Panel (Win 73 32-bit). However on Macromedia website you get a settings panel for your PC and I've changed some of the settings there - particularly ticked the one "Never ask again." We will see what that does. Thanks.

jspence 08. Mar 2015 11:34 PM

I hate Flash! It installs a monitor that takes up cpu cycles - it's only purpose is to reload Flash.


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