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Adobe Flash

by tncheshire / December 20, 2013 3:51 AM PST

I switched to Mac this week (late fall 2012 iMac) and only noticed that Flash was missing this morning, when I tried to read my virtual newspaper. Tried to install it, failed, did a lot of reading on the topic. As I have Parallels installed its not a huge deal, but I do want the Mac to perform. Does anyone have a good workaround? Is anyone living without Flash? I wonder why I can read my paper on my iPhone? I never noticed it did not have Flash.

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It's rarely an issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2013 3:55 AM PST
In reply to: Adobe Flash

Why? Because if the news source wants Apple followers they provide other encodings such as PDF, HTML5 and more.

Are you saying they are ignoring Apple users.

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You have a point
by tncheshire / December 20, 2013 4:33 AM PST
In reply to: It's rarely an issue.

Both the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinal!
But again, I can view them on my iPhone.

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And the iPhone does NOT have Flash installed at all
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 20, 2013 7:54 AM PST
In reply to: You have a point

Steve Jobs was adamant about not having Flash on his mobile devices as Adobe could not produce a version that was anywhere near good enough.

That said, if you can read it on your phone, without Flash, you should be able to read it on your iMac too.

Just been to the Miami Herald, and apart from the popup adverts, I was able to read the paper without a problem.
Is there a specific portion of the paper that you cannot read?


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I got 'plugin not installed.'
by tncheshire / December 21, 2013 9:30 AM PST

Did you read it via subscription? It is an Olive software
issue. Both papers use the service.

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Not by subscription,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 21, 2013 11:18 PM PST

just what was available on their site


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The subscription version is different.
by tncheshire / December 22, 2013 5:40 AM PST
In reply to: Not by subscription,

I wonder, what about you tube?

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I have no problem with YouTube.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 22, 2013 7:13 AM PST

Try subscribing to their HTML5 program


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Thanks, I will.
by tncheshire / December 22, 2013 9:29 AM PST

No other challenges ahead? It surprises me
that Olive doesn't have a workaround.

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Take look at Flip4Mac
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 22, 2013 8:41 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks, I will.

it uses special codecs for QuickTime that allows QT to play video formats other than the ones it normally can.

WMV and AVI for example.

it's free


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And then...
by tncheshire / December 26, 2013 12:07 AM PST
In reply to: Take look at Flip4Mac

Update: this morning being a slow one, I idly tried the paper in Mountain Lion, and it opened just fine, no note about a 'missing plugin' or anything. Ah, the mysteries of cyber space...

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No, No!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 26, 2013 7:19 AM PST
In reply to: And then...

No mystery here, obviously Santa brought the newspaper the missing link for their on-line subscribers.


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What a loveable interpretation
by tncheshire / December 26, 2013 9:43 AM PST
In reply to: No, No!

I suspect the reindeer had more to do with it

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