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http://www.pcworld.com/article/3070812/security/google-aims-to-block-flash-by-default-for-chrome-users-except-for-10-white-listed-sites.html

Starting 4th Quarter this year Chrome users are going to have fun with Flash on sites.

Wonder how long this is going to be ignored by Crunchyroll? They better start working on a replacement or people may stop coming.
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Posted 5/16/16

XavierBlack wrote:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3070812/security/google-aims-to-block-flash-by-default-for-chrome-users-except-for-10-white-listed-sites.html

Starting 4th Quarter this year Chrome users are going to have fun with Flash on sites.

Wonder how long this is going to be ignored by Crunchyroll? They better start working on a replacement or people may stop coming.


All this appears to mean is that users will need to click a button the first time they visit CR in order to allow Flash to run on the domain from then on.
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Yes - initially it will be like that, then it will be - you have to install some plugin to be able to run flash and in the end it won't be allowed at all. This is the general development of the situation with the flash when almost everybody - even Adobe - wants to get rid of it in some shape of form.

To be said, this won't happen by the end of the year and maybe not for the next two to three years, but it will happen eventually and then we will be screwed. There is loads of reasons, why the HTML5 video streaming platform is still not on CR and why they rely on flash and to replicate that functionality to HTML5 or any other technology (if available) will be huge investment on time and money, so it's good to start think about it now.
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Posted 5/17/16
Plus if you look at flash and all the zero day vulnerabilities that have been popping up lately... This is a Security Risk to keep Flash installed.

Truthfully if it was not for Cruchyroll I would remove flash from my system as all the sites I go to use HTML5 video now.

also HTML5 video can be used on mobile since most mobile platforms don't support Flash.

There are a lot more positives dumping it than keeping it.
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same here XavierBlack, even the state broadcaster here started a html5 beta lol, so now crunchyroll is the only site without html5 player
https://tv.nrk.no/innstillinger
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Posted 6/27/16 , edited 6/27/16

tommyla wrote:

same here XavierBlack, even the state broadcaster here started a html5 beta lol, so now crunchyroll is the only site without html5 player
This was posted on Reddit a year ago by CR's CEO. Not sure if they've made any progress since then:

- I'm Kun Gao, the Co-Founder and CEO of Crunchyroll, the global Anime streaming service, AMA!
- https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2b26ou/im_kun_gao_the_cofounder_and_ceo_of_crunchyroll/cj120hm

Q. When will Crunchyroll get html5 video player instead of the current flash based player?

A. We have contractual obligations with content partners wrt content security, which is not a capability provided by html5.
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Posted 6/27/16
We have a Windows 10 UWP app, so a quick way around Flash is available or potentially available to what I estimate to be 90% of our desktop users.
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Hairbelly wrote:


tommyla wrote:

same here XavierBlack, even the state broadcaster here started a html5 beta lol, so now crunchyroll is the only site without html5 player
This was posted on Reddit a year ago by CR's CEO. Not sure if they've made any progress since then:

- I'm Kun Gao, the Co-Founder and CEO of Crunchyroll, the global Anime streaming service, AMA!
- https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2b26ou/im_kun_gao_the_cofounder_and_ceo_of_crunchyroll/cj120hm

Q. When will Crunchyroll get html5 video player instead of the current flash based player?

A. We have contractual obligations with content partners wrt content security, which is not a capability provided by html5.

flash by its self is a security risk, hell if they know anything about computers there is nothing named "content security", there are like 5 different ways to capture video
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Posted 6/29/16

tommyla wrote:

flash by its self is a security risk, hell if they know anything about computers there is nothing named "content security", there are like 5 different ways to capture video

CR probably knows, but the Japanese licensors expect some effort to prevent their content (even if it is ultimately futile and the same content sans subtitles can be captured off TV in Japan).

That said, the state of HTML5 DRM has improved since that statement was made.


CR isn't alone in sticking with Flash, as Hulu has shown no signs of moving to HTML5 for their web player. Both have Windows 10 apps (and the Hulu one covers Windows 8), so that at least opens one avenue to a Flash-free future on many computers.

For older versions of Windows, Macs, and Linux systems, there is also an unofficial way to avoid Flash on computers by using beardfist's CR HLS Player extension for Chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cr-hls-player/aeajdeepnjjdekpbicjhfldagkjndjid

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Posted 9/22/16 , edited 9/22/16
I am down to using FIREFOX as the newest Adobe Player wont load on OPREA at all . I disabled automatic updates on the Flash player for Firefox . It is on the Adobe and Oprea trouble shooting forums

It is not jist CR all sites

I have a another PC but needs some minor work transfer files but need $$ ( it has Windows 8 )

But my ?? thought is everybody knew this was coming / CR included / What's the use of security if you can watch at all . I spent almost $750 for new router / internet upgrade even changed DNS setiings and was working great until the Flash player update happened !

Now i tried restore even using older versions of flash but Adobe wont run as it is a security risk.

Not everybody is proficent at fixes and this seems like a pressing issue !

I dont get how bright minds cant make a secure HTML player . If you cant watch it what says the Japanese licensors / they are ignoring the Flash issues too !


Oh BTW The Twitch / FUNI Dubble Talk player is now HTML player . And I heard the FUNI SITE is switching to one too > I am still going to watch DUBS and some Subtitles *( mostly older / maybe some new wont be on CR )
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