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Why do websites still use Flash Player?

Don't they realize how many people have Apple products who aren't able to access their videos? I'm talking to you, Amazon.

by Anonymousreply 1402/08/2013

and now my kindle fire can't play flash. grr.

by Anonymousreply 102/06/2013

OP? If you have an iPad, there's an app specifically for Amazon Video. Maybe for iPhone too.

by Anonymousreply 202/06/2013

Thanks r2. I'll check it out.

by Anonymousreply 302/07/2013

Although my window Into the future isn't absolute, I would expect that with the death of Steve Jobs the barrier to Apple using Flash has disappeared, and we may see it showing up on our iPads in the future . . .

by Anonymousreply 402/08/2013

The real question OP should be asking is why Apple doesn't allow its iOS devices to access the full web and why people buy these crippled devices.

by Anonymousreply 502/08/2013

There is an Amazon Instant Video app for iPhone and iPad. You can stream or download the videos.

by Anonymousreply 602/08/2013

Many web sites are smart enough to send the alternate H.264 video to iOS devices, yet are still sending Flash to Kindle Fires...bad user experience, there.

by Anonymousreply 702/08/2013

My problem was streaming netflix on apple products. Silverlight fixed everything on my macbook air, but I had to install it as a guest.

Of course, OP is probably thinking of porn sites that don't play on iPad or iPhone. Keep your PC on the toilet tank and shit backwards, OP!

by Anonymousreply 802/08/2013

Silverlight is a huge pain the ass, but

[quote]My problem was streaming netflix on apple products.

There are native iOS apps for iPhone and iPad, no Silverlight required.

[quote]Silverlight fixed everything on my macbook air, but I had to install it as a guest.

Why did you have to install it as a guest? If it's your MacBook, why couldn't you install as an administrator?

by Anonymousreply 902/08/2013

R9, I found that work around in the Apple forums and it applied to installing Silverlight on the Macbook Air. Since then, I've upgraded my Macbook Air and dropped netflix, so I don't know if it would be a straight forward install.

I had the netflix app on the iPhone, but it was silly; the picture was too small.

by Anonymousreply 1002/08/2013

But why was a workaround necessary? Why couldn't you just install in normally?

by Anonymousreply 1102/08/2013

Several agit-prop Microsoft partisans are at work on this thread.

All website designers should be using HTML5, instead of Flash these days.

HTML5 is better than Flash and is universal, as Steve Jobs knew.

by Anonymousreply 1202/08/2013

Probably because the other ones out there like Silverlight are bloated pieces of crap.

by Anonymousreply 1302/08/2013

Didn't Adobe drop Flash for Edge with HTML5 just so projects could be universally seen across platforms?

by Anonymousreply 1402/08/2013
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