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Flash player

by unclespazzy / April 1, 2014 2:45 AM PDT
Please help me, I need a flash player other than adobe. It causes my browser to crash constantly. I have searched every where I can think of and the only brand of flash player I can find is adobe. Can anyone recomend another brand or at least a place I can look for another brand. Even cnet's download page shows only adobe and no other brands. Please help. Thank you
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Flash is well, you figured it out but did you?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2014 2:54 AM PDT
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Did you disable flash hardware acceleration? They flipped that on recently and when I see flash crash I turn the off.

If you can't find an alternative flash player with google or duckduckgo, I won't either. Try the setting I noted.

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Just in case you don't use google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2014 2:57 AM PDT
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Alternate Flash Player for Webcasting
by Live_Webcaster / May 8, 2014 3:12 PM PDT
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There are several alternate flash players that can stream .flv and .mp4 (H-264) video files. The two most popular are JW Player and FlowPlayer. What's great about these two players is that they can stream a webcast for HTML5 devices like tablets and smartphones plus it has a flash fallback for computers and laptops. Do not use .flv video files if you want to webcast video streams to iPads, iPhone's and Android devices. I've used these video streaming players myself on many projects and they are superior to flash's FLVPlayback Component in that the standard flash player can not stream video to iPads, iPhone's and modern Android devices.

JW Player: http://www.jwplayer.com/

FlowPlayer: https://flowplayer.org/player/

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I might be mistaken
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 8, 2014 6:39 PM PDT

but I feel the OP is/was asking for an alternative to the Flash player browser plugin to watch video on existing video web sites.

Your post appears to be suggesting alternatives to Flash that can be used at the web site design stage to stream video. As far as I am aware, if a web site is designed using Flash to stream video, a user cannot use any other player type to watch those videos. There is no HTML coding within the web page to allow for any other player plugin to be used.

The only alternative I can see is for the OP to download the video and then play it on a player of his choice. But downloading may not be possible on some video web sites.


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flash player that will work for video streaming
by Live_Webcaster / May 9, 2014 5:36 PM PDT
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One thing that I'm pretty positive will work is download the other two popular browsers and try installing the flash plugin to them one at a time. When you find the one that works with the flash plugin make it your default browser and uninstall the other two. But it's always good practice to have at least two browsers installed in your computer anyway.
Make sure you reboot your computer after each installation.


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by Kevin914 / January 8, 2015 4:53 PM PST
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Here a new adobe flash player, which is better than old one

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Re: new flash player
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 8, 2015 5:03 PM PST
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Can you explain what a "new adobe flash player" is, why it is better, and why it helps the OP who wants a non-adobe player?


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