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This site, and a many others I'd like to stream from, requires flash to watch videos.

Since there are still plenty of devices that don't have flash support and may never receive a Crunchyroll app, is there any chance we'll ever be able to watch videos on the site without flash?
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Copperskull wrote:

This site, and a many others I'd like to stream from, requires flash to watch videos.

Since there are still plenty of devices that don't have flash support and may never receive a Crunchyroll app, is there any chance we'll ever be able to watch videos on the site without flash?


Until HTML5 is a fully ratified standard, you should probably expect to use Flash if you plan to consume any amount of streaming media. Even though YouTube offers an HTML5 player, many videos are still presented with Flash, particularly those with advertising.
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eyeofpain wrote:


Copperskull wrote:

This site, and a many others I'd like to stream from, requires flash to watch videos.

Since there are still plenty of devices that don't have flash support and may never receive a Crunchyroll app, is there any chance we'll ever be able to watch videos on the site without flash?


Until HTML5 is a fully ratified standard, you should probably expect to use Flash if you plan to consume any amount of streaming media. Even though YouTube offers an HTML5 player, many videos are still presented with Flash, particularly those with advertising.


Yes, I know this. It's wholly unfortunate, though. Adobe isn't going to give us flash support on newer devices and sites that aren't adopting HTML5 are really limiting us. Crunchyroll is one of the few that is actually working on apps, but they'll never support all devices.

Frankly, I prefer watching on the site a lot more than using the apps anyway. If Crunchyroll supported HTML5 streaming, I probably would never watch on the apps again. I just wish I didn't have to be stuck using my computer for the site.
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Copperskull wrote:

Since there are still plenty of devices that don't have flash support and may never receive a Crunchyroll app, is there any chance we'll ever be able to watch videos on the site without flash?

Funimation has an HTML5 player available on its new website, so there is certainly a chance. That said, I wouldn't expect one on CR in the near future.

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Buy a device that works with flash, Android devices work with flash, phones and tablets, they just don't have official support anymore.

If you want to play flash don't buy Apple mobile devices, you can also thank Steve Jobs for the decline in official flash support on other platforms.
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Also it's not like html5 will solve all problems "just like that" there is still used codec issue. Many sites use mp4 h.264 but it isn't free standard.
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Contrary to the misinformation mp4 H.264 but IS royalty free and so is the upcoming H.265

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264/MPEG-4_AVC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.265

Adobe Flash is soo outdated, buggy, and full of security holes. Every time I go to a site using it I have a prompt to update... ridiculous !
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J_F_D wrote:

Adobe Flash is soo outdated, buggy, and full of security holes. Every time I go to a site using it I have a prompt to update... ridiculous !

If you are getting prompts from sites to update Flash, I hope you aren't clicking on the links they present. That is a known technique used to trick people into installing malware.

If you have a current version of Flash installed and properly configured, it will prompt you to update from time to time, but a website stating to do so should be viewed with skepticism.

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