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Windows 7: What is the latest news regarding Adobe Flash?

24 Oct 2015   #1
AnneBurns

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What is the latest news regarding Adobe Flash?

Hello.

I just saw an article on Google regarding the closing of Adobe Flash.

Could it be the end of the road for Adobe Flash? Find out about the security risks and what to do

Anne


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24 Oct 2015   #2
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AnneBurns View Post
Hello.

I just saw an article on Google regarding the closing of Adobe Flash.

Could it be the end of the road for Adobe Flash? Find out about the security risks and what to do

Anne
Hi Anne, what is it you want to know exactly?

Adobe Flash has been a security nightmare for years.
I have actually removed it from my pc, along with Java. I use Google Chrome which comes with it's own flash plugin which I have set to "on demand" so sites with flash videos won't play automatically. But if I ever use IE (which is rare nowadays) it doesn't have the flash plugin.

A lot of sites are switching to HTML5 now. It will take a few years but flash really does need to be killed.
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24 Oct 2015   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately, Flash will be around for years to come :-(

Some things can only be done in Flash.
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25 Oct 2015   #4
AnneBurns

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Unfortunately, Flash will be around for years to come :-(

Some things can only be done in Flash.
Right, Uni's, can you give me some examples of things that can only be done in Flash (at least for now?).

Anne '-D
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25 Oct 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You never know for sure until you remove the retched utility

Mostly old websites require it mostly for adds
Skype's website used to say you need flash but now does not generate a popup to install it.
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25 Oct 2015   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

AnneBurns,
Most of the computer based training that I take requires Flash. One course that I recently completed had a non-flash version and it looked horrible. Info was presented in square tiles on a grid (much like Windows 8 panels). After course completion, there was a place for feedback. I asked if the new look was following Windows 8's layout. The reply was, "No, we are not attempting to look like Windows 8 - but some styles can only be done in Flash". Perhaps that statement is true only for the tool(s) being used to produce this material.


However, since you asked - I decided to see if I could find any specific functions that can only be done in Flash (if one could pick any set of media creation tools). All that I could find were statements like, it is easier to produce intense animations with Flash. And apps that add the user's microphone/audio to existing video are best created with Flash (e.g. Karaoke apps). I have no experience with media creation tools, so I cannot judge the validity of those generic claims.

Here is an old article that I came across in my search for examples. Can other media creation tools "use video on a 3D plane"?
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25 Oct 2015   #7
AnneBurns

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
AnneBurns,
Most of the computer based training that I take requires Flash. One course that I recently completed had a non-flash version and it looked horrible. Info was presented in square tiles on a grid (much like Windows 8 panels). After course completion, there was a place for feedback. I asked if the new look was following Windows 8's layout. The reply was, "No, we are not attempting to look like Windows 8 - but some styles can only be done in Flash". Perhaps that statement is true only for the tool(s) being used to produce this material.


However, since you asked - I decided to see if I could find any specific functions that can only be done in Flash (if one could pick any set of media creation tools). All that I could find were statements like, it is easier to produce intense animations with Flash. And apps that add the user's microphone/audio to existing video are best created with Flash (e.g. Karaoke apps). I have no experience with media creation tools, so I cannot judge the validity of those generic claims.

Here is an old article that I came across in my search for examples. Can other media creation tools "use video on a 3D plane"?
Wow! That was some great info. I think I will keep Flash because if it isn't broke, don't fix it. I enjoyed watching both videos. It was a wonder to me how far technology has come. Btw, how do I give credit for folks answering my questions? Thanks UI!!!
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25 Oct 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Upper right corner of their post you will see 3 pictures. The middle one (scale) is the one you need.

Just hover over it with the cursor and it will tell you the information.
Tick on it and your on your way.
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25 Oct 2015   #9
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll add a few more Flash "must haves".
Online browser gaming is the reign of Flash, and to a lesser extent, Unity, with a few titles served by Java too. Pretty much every website out there that features in-browser gaming uses Flash for the game itself, specially when real-time multiplayer is involved.
Video chat or anything involving camera/microphone is also frequently used in Flash too.
Heavy multimedia, animation, sound and the like is also often implemented in Flash. Not that it cannot be done without it, but it's typically easier and more reliable to do in Flash rather pure HTML.
Playing videos is more often than not done in Flash too (yes, YouTube can use HTML5, but most of the other 100,000 sites out there with embedded videos don't).

Speaking of that, HTML5 is still in its infancy. Browsers have still problems in getting it properly implemented, and some have different behavior. Cross-browser compatibility suffers as a result, making it further difficult for a web developer to get a working site with advanced features in plain HTML. Flash on the other hand is a mature thing, and differences between versions are minimal, which simplifies development.

Unless you stick with a very limited set of websites and never search out for more or something different, its unlikely right now that a "Flash-less" world would be feasible. HTML5 is certainly a worthy successor, but until it becomes strong enough to address everything Flash does with the same reliability it has, Flash will be here for a few more years, at least.
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25 Oct 2015   #10
AnneBurns

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Thank you to everyone who gave me both cons and pros regarding continued use of Adobe Flash. Case closed!
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