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They use a format called H.264. YouTube and other video sites deliver content in this format also (so that their videos are viewable on iPad/iPod touch). One advantage of H.264 is that hardware based encoding/decoding can be used. See also Steve Jobs's Thoughts on Flash H.264 is one of the formats for video support in the latest version of HTML, HTML 5. ...


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Flash videos, or more specifically, movies streamed via a Flash Object will likely never ever be officially supported in iOS as a first-party (built-in) feature. Apple and Steve Jobs have a very firm stance against Adobe's Flash technologies, claiming that they perform poorly on mobile devices, cause the web browsing experience to be diminished, and drain ...


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There's a reason why Apple appears to onlookers to be so anti-Flash, and it's because Flash sucks on Macs (it may also suck on other OSs, but I don't use them enough to be knowledgeable). What to do about it depends on what browser you use (your question doesn't say, as Mozilla's Plugin Check isn't FF-only): Safari - the answer is ClickToFlash. Honestly, ...


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Adobe Flash Player is supported in Lion (Chrome works by using its own copy of the plug-in that you can disable) and Safari uses the Plug-in installed in your personal libraries folder: ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ or in the system-wide libraries: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ Lion, however, doesn't ship with Flash player installed by default (I'm not ...


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This may vary by browser, but in Safari, if you press ⌘⌥A, you bring up the Activity window. Find the largest file being downloaded for the current page; that is generally the Flash Video. Double click it, and it will be downloaded to your downloads folder. This avoids having to learn the various places Mac OS X will store temporary files on disk. In ...


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Nivas said all there's to know about H.264, the format used by YouTube to stream video. But that's how the video is encoded and decoded and it's used by flash, iOS (iPhone operating system) and HTML5. The real difference is how the request for the video is done. In a nutshell, iPhone requests it the same way HTML5 and Flash do but grab the answer from ...


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On some unix variants, lsof shows files that have been deleted but are still open. More precisely, these files have a “link count” of 0, meaning that there is no directory entry (no link, i.e. no name) that leads to them, but the file data still exists. The file data will be deleted when the file is closed. The ability of lsof to display files with a link ...


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/proc has never been included in any version of OS X (although Amit Singh wrote a version of procfs for OS X). You should, however, be able to get at it through /.vol instead. First, find the device number for the volume it lives on with something like stat -f%d /Users/lamnk (assuming you don't have your Library weirdly redirected to another volume). Then ...


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I upgraded to Lion as well last night, and I also have CS4 design premium (Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) on a MacBook Pro, late 2008 model. You must manually reinstall the Java runtime stuff in order for the programs to open (much software update automatically began installing them after I had restarted. Please see the link: ADOBE CS4 SUPPORT FORUMS ...


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Because the video is buried inside a full SWF file you won't be able to convert it -- it's much like if you had a Mac app that happens to play a built-in video: you're effectively trying to convert the app to a video, two very different kinds of things. Instead you'll need to extract the video. You can use a task-specific extrator, and since you asked for a ...


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There should be a preference thing on YouTube to select HTML5, but they've reorganized the page so many times since I last tracked it down that I have no idea where it is now. Instead, I have ClickToFlash installed (it's under "Most Popular" in the Safari Extensions Gallery); open its preferences (Safari Preferences... > Extensions) and you can tell it to ...


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YouTube also has HTML5 players - they recently changed their embed code to an iframed method which allows HTML5 and Flash to be shown depending on your browser setup, which the iPhone supports. Essentially, the Flash player is a way of playing a video file, so the file is available in a readable format (as Nivas was saying) that the iPhone/iPad can open in ...


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Open in Chrome Service You can make a Service in 10.6 or 10.7 using Automator that will open a selected URL in Chrome. Here's how: Open Automator When Automator asks you to Choose a type for your document window, select Service Change the "Service receives selected" drop-down to "URLs" Add a Run AppleScript action (found under the Automator Library, ...


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Number one, backup immediately. At least if it dies you got all your data. I would recommend using a drive scanning utility to check your drive for hardware issues. S.M.A.R.T is useless, its pretty good that telling you that your drive is already dead. All the really good utils aren't free. Techtool Pro has been my tool of choice, however its not cheap. ...


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There are actually two cfprefsd processes running. One is the daemon owned by root and the agent owned by the logged in user. If you kill both then the agent will respawn, notice the missing daemon and get it respawned. If you just kill the daemon it takes a while to respawn so you should be able to run the updater. At the command line :- ps ax | grep ...


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On a non jailbroken iDevice, your best options are either the SkyFire browser or the iSwifter app. SkyFire works only for video and iSwifter does work for some Flash content, but neither is a perfect solution, in my opinion. (iSwifter tends to have some funny browser behavior when it comes to touch input.) Alternatively, you can install "Frash" on to a ...


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bmike's comment prodded me into actually, y'know, reading the manual, which led me to find that the whitelists are in fact substring matches. Therefore these settings work: I had to find the /v/ URL by looking at the source of a page with a YouTube embedding.


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Is your computer still covered by warranty or do you have AppleCare? If yes, Apple will no doubt replace the drive for you at no cost. But first get an external drive. Do a complete backup on it with a tool like SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner. Once done set startup so that the external drive starts up your machine. Once you start up unmount (dismount) ...


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Download the dmg from Adobe's website. Mount it and right click on the Install Adobe Flash Player.app and select "Show Package Contents." Drill down into Contents > Resources: Launch the Adobe Flash Player.pkg: When the plugin installer launches, go to File > Show Files (or CMD + I). There you will see a list of the files it installs and where. ...


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I am running Skype 5.7 on a Mac without Flash installed. It does not complain about its absence. The 'Home' screen initially showed a blank box which was clearly a Flash video with a demo for something. That has now disappeared. It looks like Skype will use Flash if its installed but it is not required.


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There are two out there that I like, each for different reasons: Gabble is a free application that allows for threaded conversations, private and public groups, attachments, and tags. Scuttlebutt is an application in beta. The major thing that it improves over Gabble is support for multiple Yammer accounts (although there is a workaround for that in ...


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Flash crashed so often for me, I have gone flash free and only use flash in Google Chrome browser. Google installs flash within that one app, updates flash behind the scenes and Safari hasn't crashed once in 6 months. I would recommend three useful and stable Safari extensions if you disable flash in Safari: YouTube5 HTML5 Audio H.264 Flickr Video


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You have to rename the Flash debug plugin, in order to be available to Chrome. Go to 'Chrome.app/Contents/Versions/10.0.../Internet Plug-ins' delete the 'Flash Player Plugin for Chrome.plugin' put there your debug 'Flash Player.plugin' rename it to 'Flash Player Plugin for Chrome.plugin' restart Chrome


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I have found that Parallels and VMWare are painfully slow on a 1st gen MBA. You could use Chrome when you need Flash as it runs a browser-specific instance of Flash rather than calling the system Flash instance. Flash is very CPU-intensive so it may very well heat up the machine more than normal — I seem to recall mine always being pretty hot on the bottom. ...


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I have to disagree with jhocking's answer. There is an app in the iOS app store called iSwifter. From the description of the app: iSwifter Flash Browser unlocks your favorite Flash content on your iPad, letting you view videos, Flash websites, and best of all, interactive Flash applications... I've used it and it works as advertised. However, it only ...


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As far as I can see, using Firefox on 10.7.3, the flash video gets stored as a file called FlashTmp.XXXXXX, where the Xs are randomly generated. This file is in /private/var/folders/, 3 levels deep in randomly generated directory names like ax/4fis_mf2993_23iofdasiof29309sfd/J. I found it by using the command lsof|grep Flash.


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Your best bet is to follow the instructions on this page. Things you'll need: Flash drive bigger than 4 GB (8 GB+ would be best) InstallESD.dmg (extracted from the OS X Lion App, if you've saved it prior to the upgrade) There's an alternate method mentioned here. Note: If you don't have the Lion Install App, follow the instructions on this page to ...


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Google chrome both includes and updates it's own Flash plugin. You can also setup a command key shortcut for opening your current safari page into Chrome for the instances when you actually need Flash. See here for more info.


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This sounds like a problem with the Flash player. you can edit the flash player's settings by going to: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html In the section "Website Storage Settings", increasing the amount of data youtube.com can store on your computer might help. Completely deleting youtube.com from ...


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There is no app in iOS or the App Store that will allow you to see Flash-only or Flash-heavy websites. Having said that, websites all around are slowly switching to using alternatives to Flash that are iPad-compatible, so you should run into this problem less and less as times goes by. Hope this helps.



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