[RndTbl] Replacement for Adobe Flash Player

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Fri Feb 5 11:34:14 CST 2016

I can think of about 20 things that stop working for me without flash, including mission-critical tools.  VMware ESX's admin console comes to mind immediately.

On February 5, 2016 11:17:44 AM CST, John Lange <john at johnlange.ca> wrote:
>Given that most of those sites use it for pop-up ads that auto-play
>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>
>> On 2016-02-04 John Lange wrote:
>> > I haven't really been keeping up on such things, but haven't all
>> > major sites replaced flash with some kind of embedded HTML5
>> > compatible video streaming? I thought the browsers tried that
>> > 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
>> 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
>> thing.
>John Lange

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