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Replacement for Adobe Flash?

Forums: Questions and Answers About Building Your Site
Created on: 03/11/19 05:14 PM Views: 421 Replies: 13
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 5:14 PM

What do you recommend for a replacement for Adobe Flash? I am not that computer savvy but my husband told me Adobe will be gone in 2020. Thanks

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 5:40 PM - Response #1

We have slowly been removing Flash objects from the system and have a few left to replace.

Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:11 PM - Response #2

My problem is I use adobe flash player for slideshows, amination and clipart. Will I lose all of these? What is an alternative. I put in a lot of work on slideshows.

Thanks, Bev

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 2:45 PM - Response #3

Yes, you should look for alternatives as well. Some other administrators here can point you to other resources that provide these kinds of add ons that are not powered by flash.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:12 AM - Response #4

Thank you for your response. Yes, I would like to know about other resources.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 12:36 AM - Response #5

Good question. Hope to see some suggestions soon.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:53 AM - Response #6

Great topic. I will watch here for submissions. Thanks!

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM - Response #7

That sounds OK for moving forward but I have a LOT of videos from prior reunions that are all in Flash. What do I do to not lose them on the site?

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:53 PM - Response #8

My suggestion for videos is to host them with YouTube and use their embed code to display the videos on your site.

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8:58 AM - Response #9

According to This Article, Flash will not be allowed on anything by end of 2020, including YouTube.

Even before then, how (where) do w tell users to "allow Flash". I found it by accident when trying to view Users Online.

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:30 PM - Response #10

I don't believe you have to tell users how/where to "allow Flash." If a video appears that requires Flash, a dialog box appears, asking if the user wishes to enable Flash for that video.

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:39 PM - Response #11

Sometimes, with the MP3 player for example, the player may be a hidden element on the page that is supposed to auto play. In those cases, it likely won't show a plug in in the content of the page that is awaiting approval. In those cases, the plug in approval is usually in the location bar at the top of the browser.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9:53 PM - Response #12

MP3 is already replaced by JVideoPlayer (does both Youtube and MP3)

To connvert a Flash video to Youtube format, just get a screen capture program. Replay video capture is one of those. Just search for it. They have excellent inexpensive solutions. Sometimes they offer deals where you get everything for $30.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:57 AM - Response #13

While Adobe Flash was widely used for many years, many services have begun replacing it. For instance, many popular video streaming services, like YouTube, have long since made the jump to HTML 5. On top of that, recently web browsers have begun switching off Flash support by default, simply due to the amount of security bugs the software has been afflicted with.

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