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Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 8...

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DelhiUser
Posts: 1

Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

When will  Nokia/MS support Adobe Flash player for Lumia 800 like they have for Android?

Also I should be able to download a browser of my choice on Lumia as well. Any clarifications from Nokia most welcome!

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Mobile Sensei
Posts: 7,358

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

Adobe has announced that it has ceased development of Flash for mobile phones (in favour of HTML5, and due to the opposition of both Apple and Microsoft to allow support of Flash for their mobile operating systems), so from that direction neither Microsoft nor Nokia is going to get any help.

 

If the Adobe Flash Video format specification is publicly available to use or to license (I don't know if it is), then at least Microsoft could implement support for it, if they wanted to (Nokia might not have sufficient rights from Microsoft to add new codecs to Windows Phone).

 

So, you might direct your question primarily to Microsoft, rather than Nokia (of course, a Microsoft representative will probably read this, too, but whether they'll response or not is another matter).

 

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TheBigM
Posts: 69

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

It's definitely not coming. As mentioned, Adobe have abandoned mobile development of flash.
MS have decided, for security reasons, they will no longer have plugins to Internet Explorer. Even on Windows 8, the "metro" version of IE10 will not have plugins and therefore no flash. Only the IE version in the desktop app in Windows 8 will have flash.
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Mobile Sensei
Posts: 7,358

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800


TheBigM wrote:
It's definitely not coming. As mentioned, Adobe have abandoned mobile development of flash.
MS have decided, for security reasons, they will no longer have plugins to Internet Explorer. Even on Windows 8, the "metro" version of IE10 will not have plugins and therefore no flash. Only the IE version in the desktop app in Windows 8 will have flash.

Do note that Flash Video (FLV) format support probably could be done without a full Flash (or even Flash Lite), or Adobe Air implementations. I.e., just to support the video format.

 

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cintwo
Posts: 98

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

How come the BBC iplayer isn't following the same point of view, still works on flash player, it's still possible to d/l it and it's working very well on Androids, Symbians and Apple. While windows phones are the only ones that are excluding it :question:

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Kosh
Posts: 3,113

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

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The BBC has up until now not been interested in creating a version for Windows Phone. While technically there is no reason to not be able to view iPlayer content, there are apps like Plex which give you access to the iPlayer content.

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cintwo
Posts: 98

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

Thanks for the suggestion, I've tried Plex but it isn't straightforward, you need to configure a server if I understood well, so pratically useless if you want to run the BBC channels...

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bsfweb
Posts: 2

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

I've drawn a blank too....Can no one in Nokia offer a solution?
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caitlin1759
Posts: 476

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

I'm not sure Nokia can do much given MS' control over the system and the BBC's lack of interest in producing a Windows app. You'd need to lobby either or both of them.
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dabashis
Posts: 2

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

how to install Adobe flash player Nokia lumia 800
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dabashis
Posts: 2

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

please help me
Say something about Nokia lumia 800
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Professor
caitlin1759
Posts: 476

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

Say what ? This has been covered many times in this forum. Lumia does not support Adobe Flash player.
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trixy165
Posts: 2

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

can i watch itv plaer on my phone and which is the most recent model 800 or 820

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trixy165
Posts: 2

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

does this mean you cant watch itv player or any thing
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Mobile Visionary
yasfer21
Posts: 1,170

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

Android also do not support Flash Player anymore. People are just hacking the OS to make it work. On android's specification is no longer supported.

http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2012/06/flash-player-and-android-update.html
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Zazai12
Posts: 1

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

I have the same request of flash player for Lumia 800

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Mobile Sensei
paulheu
Posts: 5,180

Re: Flash player support for video playback in Lumia 800

 

Read the previous posts in this tread.

 

Flash for mobile does no longer exist.

 

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