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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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Google Chrome comes with its own instance of Flash that runs only when it needs it and only within the scope of Chrome. I have uninstalled Flash from all my Macs and simply turn to Chrome when I really need Flash for something.


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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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Flash on the Mac is the single-largest cause of Safari crashes. That's just the way it is.


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The answer to your question is "No."


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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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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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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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Yes, most YouTube videos are also available as HTML5 videos. You need to sign in to YouTube and join the HTML5 trial -- see http://www.youtube.com/html5 for details.


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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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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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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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Step 1 would be to look the status of your Chrome GPU settings. Paste this "chrome://gpu/" in Chrome web address field. On my MBA 10.9.5 Chrome Version 38.0.2125.101 it looks like this Graphics Feature Status Canvas: Hardware accelerated Flash: Hardware accelerated Flash Stage3D: Hardware accelerated Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Hardware accelerated ...


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Did you already visit Adobe? Adobe provides a standalone Flash Player: Flash Player Projector 16.0. Additional also debugger versions are available as well as older versions. Originally it was meant for Flex and Flash developers. Example: Starting a flash game


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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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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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I use ClickToPlugin, which converts some Flash videos to HTML5 (this has the added benefit of letting you download them by right-clicking and choosing Download Video). It works for YouTube, at least, and for the videos on the second and third webpages you linked (though not the first).


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Have you tried ClickToFlash and HUDTube? HUDTube works with 99% of the videos on YouTube, even the ones C2F misses.


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If you truly want to go flash free, then use Safari, possibly in conjunction with an extension like Youtube5, which should handle some embeds that don't do html5 properly. However you're never going to get 100% of videos working. For one thing, while a majority of "flash video" is indeed a flash app playing h264 video, some of it is in other formats that ...


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I've been trying to figure this out for a while. Here's the answer: Chrome has a flash player built into it, and it updates automatically. Other browsers use an external flash player. If you're like me, you have flash player installed outside of chrome for other browsers. Chrome doesn't seem to handle this very on it's own, but you can disable one or ...


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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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