[RndTbl] Replacement for Adobe Flash Player

John Lange john at johnlange.ca
Fri Feb 5 11:17:44 CST 2016

Given that most of those sites use it for pop-up ads that auto-play with
sound that are highly annoying; I've decided to do my part and disable
flash entirely in Chrome.

I'll be interested to see if anything useful stops working.


On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 1:42 AM, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:

> On 2016-02-04 John Lange wrote:
> > I haven't really been keeping up on such things, but haven't all the
> > major sites replaced flash with some kind of embedded HTML5
> > compatible video streaming? I thought the browsers tried that first,
> > then reverted to flash if necessary?
> No such luck.  I'd say at least 75% of the videos embedded in ~50
> various news / blog sites I frequent don't play without flash.  This is
> most frustrating when reading them on my Android phone.  So much for
> HTML5 video (for now)...
> For a Windows user I think Wyatt's / Mark's Chrome/Edge idea is best.
> No update fuss.
> Gnash is pretty much only good for viewing (most ancient) SWF files
> you've already downloaded from elsewhere.  AFAIK it's not an in-browser
> thing.

John Lange
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