[RndTbl] Replacement for Adobe Flash Player

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Thu Feb 4 12:07:17 CST 2016

On 16-02-03 11:37 PM, Robert Dyck wrote:
> What is a good replacement for Adobe Flash?

Short answer: there isn't one.

> A number of people don't
> like the additional software that comes with Flash. Or that Flash
> requires updates so often. Where I volunteer, a number of people apply
> updates without looking and don't know where they get all the extra
> crap.

That's what restricted user accounts are for... why do your general 
users have admin privileges on the workstations?

> I did a Google and found recommendation on Tom's Hardware for
> DivX, but the one time I tried it wouldn't play web video. Apparently
> the website must be formatted for DivX web player, it won't play the
> same streaming video as Adobe Flash Player. What will play web video,
> won't crash, won't install adware or other crap, and free?

Use one of a bazillion plugins or websites to download the .FLV file 
first, then use VLC to play it.  If you want embedded in-browser 
playback, your option consists of... Flash.


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