Sick of this: Why isn't Flash player working?

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by CastlBravo, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. CastlBravo

    CastlBravo Notebook Geek

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    Sorry for this post, but I'm tired.

    I have Linux/Ubuntu.
    I am using FireFox.

    A few weeks ago trying to view .swf in firefox has resulted in just nothing. Not a blank black nothing or a white nothing, just transparent where the player is supposed to be. Nothing is there.

    Any way to fix this?

    BTW, when Flash used to work it was a sluggish slide-show. It would be nice to see flash work as it was intended, on WinXP it's as smooth and fast as can be.

    Thank you.
     
  2. sa7ina

    sa7ina Notebook Consultant

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    As far as i know is the fact flash has departed in most browsers.
    Except Opera i think and old Internet Explorer versions.

    EDIT:
    I think Safari too.
     
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  3. ratinox

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    Firefox no longer has the old Netscape plugin APIs that Flash Player requires. Chrome has it's own built-in Flash Player plugin for now so if you really need flash then that's the browser to use. Chromium does *not* have a Flash plugin and never will.
     
  4. James D

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    Using flash in 2019? It was old to use in 2015-2016. Doesn't standalone flash player work for those who really need it?
     
  5. CastlBravo

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    Lots of places (animations and games) require flash-player. FireFox is the browser I use.

    There are still sites where you can download Flash for FireFox. I have Flash installed and updated on this system (at least that is what the Terminal tells me).

    I D/L-ed the stand-alone Flash Player program, but I have to D/L the
    individual .swf file from the website to play it which is very inconvenient.

    Edit:

    Here is someone with the exact problem (2017): https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2390707

    The staff at the adobe forums are still helping people with Flash and FireFox as of 2019 it seems.

    It must be some kind of update bug. All I can do is wait until it fixes itself I guess. :mad:
    Thx.
     
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  6. ratinox

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    Flash is terminally ill. It will be dead within 2 years (by the end of 2020 according to Adobe).
     
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  7. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Some file hosters use flash, without it download link won't be provided.
     
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    They have less than 2 years to rewrite their services before they cease being usable.
    Or you have less than 2 years to find a hosting service that's already abandoned Flash.
    However you want to look at it.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yeah the transition will be faster when its near its EOL.
     
  10. CastlBravo

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    Then what happens to all the sites with your favorite animation or flash games??

    Stupid companies moving away from things the user wants (Ex: M$ with WinXP).
     
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