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How To Use Adobe Flash Player With Android 4.4

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    How to use Adobe Flash Player with Android 4.4 - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - Dec. 5, 2013

    -- A few years ago one of the key things that helped set Android apart from iOS was support for Adobe Flash Player. But Adobe officially stopped supporting Flash for Android in mid-2012, a growing number of online video and game sites have released mobile web pages that don't rely on Flash, and by the time Android 4.4 KitKat rolled out, some users noticed that even if they tried to install Flash manually, it wouldn't work.


    So is Adobe Flash Player for Android dead for good? Nope. Not yet, anyway.


    Developer surviveland discovered that the reason Flash doesn't work in KitKat is that Google's latest software is missing some APIs that Flash relies on. So he developed a hacked version of Flash Player which works without those APIs.


    You can use the hacked Flash Player as a plugin for the Dolphin web browser to access Flash content on the web on a device running Android 4.4. While Flash support isn't as important these days as it was a few years ago, there are still a handful of websites that rely on the plugin even when you visit in a mobile device, and this hack provides another unofficial stay-of-execution for Flash on Android.


    Download links and installation instructions are available at the xda-developers forum.
     
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    If only there was a hacked API-less version for HoneyComb so we could run flash elsewhere on a side-loaded Dolphin browser.
    I can only assume the needed API files are missing in Google TV devices as well.

    We should have offline SWF and FLV playing capability to begin with.
    Maybe a lot more people would have bought GTV devices if they supported offline flash.
    It would probably almost always run at full speed since its not that crappy pepper flash which
    uses way too much processing power when compared to non-pepper versions.
    They should have made an SPAPI version of the plugin on Chrome,and SPAPI would be SDK.

    Pepper flash is a massive problem on the Windows version of Chrome.
    Especially if they kill support for NPAPI flash in a random update.
    Pepper flash has horrid frame skipping,the main reason it sucks so much.
     

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