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Flash Player Recommendation

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#1 Malxwarrior


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 04:19 PM

What have you found to be some good alternatives to use for a Flash Player? 

I don't like Adobe.

Thoughts please...

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#2 frankp316


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Posted 15 November 2014 - 06:55 PM

If you're talking about using Youtube, you have no choice. Most video sites including Youtube use Flash. Nothing else will work. Microsoft launched Silverlight as a Flash alternative a few years ago but it hasn't been widely accepted. 

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:08 PM

chrome has one built in, you don't need to donwload a flash player from adobe if you use chrome.

Youtube these days is one of a few video sites that use html 5 instead of flash, it can be watched from chrome (which has built in flash anyway) or firefox (which doesn't have built in flash but does have built in html5).

Your options are as follows:
1)use chrome, it has a built in flash player
2) use firefox and either keep to video sites that use html5 or download adobe flash to work with it

As a piece of advice whichever method you choose: make sure flash player and other plugins are "ask to activate" or "click to play", don't let them "run automatically" or "always activate".

Edited by rp88, 19 November 2014 - 12:09 PM.

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