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Adobe Flash for Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

by Nissj / May 4, 2013 8:01 AM PDT

Hello,

I am partially disable and recently my daughter bought me a Galaxy Tab 2 (GT P-5113) to watch my favorite videos while in bed. However, to our surprise this tablet does not include Adobe Flash or any of the popular codecs.

I read of an older version of Adobe Flash for the Android os 4.0. However, my tab's os is 4.1.2.

I tried the trial version of the Puffin browser (Google Play Store) which has Adobe Flash included. This browser plays Flash videos but not without a few issues. The audio was out of sync and the picture quality is not good. I ventured to purchase the pay version of Puffin but the reviews were very bad.

It is amazing how the Galaxy Tab 2 plays YouTube Flash videos but no other Flash videos. I hope someone can assist me in this matter.

Thank you.

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Sadly no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2013 8:08 AM PDT

Tablets as they are today require you to jump through hoops and accept odd issues and lip sync. The best advice I can give is to return products that don't perform as well as you expected.

Yes, I was able to get Flash and Firefox Beta to work OK but as you noted, there is some issue with lip sync.

Since I see this on almost all tablets in the Browser+Flash issue or area I can't say if the product is ready for all of us.
Bob

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link.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 4, 2013 8:15 AM PDT
In reply to: Sadly no.
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(NT) Thanks for the link. Yup, that's what I used!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2013 10:35 AM PDT
In reply to: link.
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Thank You All
by Nissj / May 4, 2013 6:02 PM PDT

Thank you all for your timely and helpful information. I looked at the information under the link provided above and decided to give it a try. The instructions along with the link to a YouTube demonstration should make it easy for me to accomplish.

I will be sure to return to tell you all of my success or lack thereof.

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Adobe Flash 11.1 Works With Android JellyBean 4.1
by Nissj / May 6, 2013 2:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Thank You All

Hello again,

Since we last communicated, I decided to test Adobe Flash 11.1 for Android on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, GT P-5113. To my utter surprise it works and I am now enjoying Flash based videos on my tab!

Adobe Flash came preinstalled on my Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket, S2 cell with JellyBean 4.1. It continued to work after I updated to JB 4.1.2 and it was this which prompted me try a simple experiment of something I previously read. So I Googled 'Archived Flash Player', clicked the first website and selected Flash Player for Android 4.0 Archive (Flash Player 11.1 for Android 4.0). I installed Flash and rebooted the tablet. I did this while usb connected to my pc. I then tried the newly installed Flash on one of my favorite websites without the usb connection.

Initially it appeared my experiment was a dud. However, after all the little ads appeared I noticed a small twirling circle in the middle of the viewing screen then audio and video. The picture was perfect and audio and video were in sync but there was buffering. I then changed from the FireFox browser I was using to Maxthorn a supposedly faster browser. I have since learned that the buffering only appears for approximately 2 to 3 minutes then its smooth sailing. I have also experimented with other browsers, however for me Maxthorn works best. Finally, I can now watch my favorite shows in bed!

Again, thank you for your assistance!

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Good news.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 7, 2013 2:07 AM PDT

Glad you got it sorted, enjoy your tablet.

Dafydd.

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Good to read, sad to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2013 2:08 AM PDT

Why folk have to tinker like this is a mystery.
Bob

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Mystery?
by Nissj / May 10, 2013 6:22 AM PDT

When you do not know it is a mystery! Tinkering can lead to discovery!

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More news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2013 6:58 AM PDT
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Flash is back baby. In the Google app store soon if not now.

-> The mystery is why the tablet didn't arrive with it, why the start button vanished from Windows and where is Clippy today?
Bob

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Tinkering.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 10, 2013 7:37 AM PDT
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I agree Bob. Tinkering should be an option not a necessity.

Dafydd.

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link
by danlina / September 21, 2013 2:24 AM PDT
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I tried the link and all that is available there now is the most recent flash. Is there another link?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 21, 2013 2:45 AM PDT
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