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Posted 7/21/16
well seems the writing has been on the wall for over a year,
lets hope the html5 player coming soon...

and dont whine about drm, thats so outdated netflix and youtube are both using html5

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/07/firefox-will-start-blocking-flash-content-in-august-fully-click-to-play-in-2017/

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Posted 7/21/16
meanwhile, CR is still stuck in the year 2000, still relying on outdated technology filled with exploits (over a decade worth of exploits found)
there's of course the copyright excuse, which is just as bad of an excuse as flash itself.
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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 7/25/16
i just wish every browser vendor will just go "fck it, we're permanently blocking flash, due to its horrible security"

reason to switch to html5
1. less annoyed customers
2. less support tickets
3. less security bugs (safer for everyone)
4. No more flash out-of-date
5. cross-platform, will basicly work in EVERY browser/device
6. did i say cross-platform?

all the browser vendors basicly urges everyone to switch to html5
chrome is also blocking flash in the future
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Posted 7/25/16
the funny thing is that even Adobe the creators of flash says you should stop using flash
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/15/11679394/chrome-to-block-flash-later-2016
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Posted 7/25/16
sadly some websites besides CR still use flash. for example, one Japanese radio site i know still uses flash.
ideally they would all switch to html 5.
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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 7/25/16

namealreadytaken wrote:

sadly some websites besides CR still use flash. for example, one Japanese radio site i know still uses flash.
ideally they would all switch to html 5.

state broadcaster here uses flash by defaults, but they do have a beta html5 player in their settings
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Posted 7/25/16
In unrelated news Twitch just switched to a HTML5 player.
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Posted 7/25/16
DRM5LIFE.
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Posted 7/25/16

burr789 wrote:

In unrelated news Twitch just switched to a HTML5 player.

lol

Twitch = limited HTML5
Amazon Prime = Limited? HTML5
YouTube = HTML5 by default
Facebook = HTML5
Twitter = HTML5
Netflix = HTML5

why are cr so slow..
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Posted 7/25/16

tommyla wrote:

why are cr so slow..

You could ask the same question about Hulu, which has far more subscribers (and no doubt free viewers) than CR.

Frankly, it isn't as if you have to use Flash at this moment to view CR on a PC. If one has Windows 10, they can use the official app, if one has an older version of Windows that supports Chrome, they can use the unofficial HLS player extension.

At this point, I'm curious what percentage of people still view CR on a PC rather than via a device (or the Windows 10 app), and how that percentage is trending.


As for Firefox, its installation on my own PC is Flash-free. I have 2 other browsers that include it, so I saw no reason to install it the last time I did a fresh installation.

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Posted 7/27/16
I have a tendency to use it in browsers since I have a tendency to run shows while doing other things on the same computer (multiscreen-setup), and seeing how Flash in Linux (my primary platform) really sucks..... Well, I can only hope that CR will release a non-flash-player for browsers soon.
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Posted 7/27/16

kanelxake wrote:

I have a tendency to use it in browsers since I have a tendency to run shows while doing other things on the same computer (multiscreen-setup), and seeing how Flash in Linux (my primary platform) really sucks..... Well, I can only hope that CR will release a non-flash-player for browsers soon.


If you're using Chromium (and depending on your distro), I would suggest installing pepperflashplugin-nonfree, but you might also want to try this unofficial extension. If you're using a different browser, browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash may provide a better Flash experience than flashplugin-nonfree or other package providing a Flash plugin.
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Posted 7/31/16
Windows 10 app is crap... I cannot pause vid with 'Space' or 'Double click'??! Really??
And web support only Flash??

Sad...
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