[Pro] Freeway will not be able to display Flash files.

Every time I open up Freeway Pro 6.1.2 I get this message:
To be able to display Flash files in Freeway, or in your browser, you will need to install the Adobe Flash plug-in.

I’m currently using Chrome Version 49.0.2623.110 (64-bit) with Adobe Flash Player - Version: 21.0.0.197 and Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0 and I’ve checked the box, “Always allowed to run”.

Does anyone know what’s going on here and how to fix it?


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Does anyone know what’s going on here and how to fix it?

Does anyone care - now that Flash is as good as dead, why bother?

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Try viewing a Flash file in Safari on the same Mac. If it works there, then I don’t understand the error. But if it does not, then you can install Flash through Safari. Freeway uses Safari’s (well, WebKit’s) system libraries to preview Flash in the Preview mode. Chrome bundles Flash into its own binary. But I kinda agree with DeltaDave – why on earth would this matter in this day and age?

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On Apr 1, 2016, at 9:50 AM, RavenManiac email@hidden wrote:

Every time I open up Freeway Pro 6.1.2 I get this message:
To be able to display Flash files in Freeway, or in your browser, you will need to install the Adobe Flash plug-in.

I’m currently using Chrome Version 49.0.2623.110 (64-bit) with Adobe Flash Player - Version: 21.0.0.197 and Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0 and I’ve checked the box, “Always allowed to run”.

Does anyone know what’s going on here and how to fix it?


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I don’t really care, but I don’t like the constant warning message. :slight_smile: Anyway to turn that off?


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Can we assume you have a Flash item in your FW doc?

Time to replace it with something more compatible.

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You can never assume anything. :slight_smile:

No, I don’t.


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So at what point do you get the error in FW?

Is it as you say -

Every time I open up Freeway Pro 6.1.2 I get this message:

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Check the box to dismiss the message

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Silly me. Yes, I saw that after I made my last post. Thanks Dave.


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I did and it works fine. It appears that Flash is working in Chrome too. I tested both with this page: Adobe - Flash Player

Not sure why I’m getting the FWP message. Weird.

On 1 Apr 2016, 4:36 pm, waltd wrote:

Try viewing a Flash file in Safari on the same Mac. If it works there, then I don’t understand the error. But if it does not, then you can install Flash through Safari. Freeway uses Safari’s (well, WebKit’s) system libraries to preview Flash in the Preview mode. Chrome bundles Flash into its own binary. But I kinda agree with DeltaDave – why on earth would this matter in this day and age?

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On 1 Apr 2016, 4:28 pm, DeltaDave wrote:

Does anyone care - now that Flash is as good as dead, why bother?

Broadcast companies still use Flash, e.g, BBC (iPlayer) Channel4, ITV in the UK.

The beeb is a bit absurd, because it uses Flash pretty much everywhere on its news site, BUT if you change the User Agent to iPad, then it switches (most of the time) to HTML5.

FINALLY … but only recently, the Beeb are offering an HTML5 trial for their TV feeds, which not only works better, with less hiccups and slow feeds, but is higher quality.

I believe the reason that broadcast companies stick with Flash (and the Beeb say they will continue to provide the Flash feed) is that many people have old computers and they will be unable to view an HTML5 feed, so dropping Flash will break their viewing.


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Just out of curiosity; how old must your stuff be not being able to handle HTML5?

And yet again, what other companies do (or rather won’t do out of just being ignorant pricks) never justifies holding on to flash. We’re small agencies, freelancers … we are able to change stuff without compromising web sites. We can create working html5 websites, ready for the future. Don’t just back away because the BBC ain’t ready yet (or whatever).

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Richard,

I was simply offering one of the reasons why Flash is lingering on so long. People have it installed and so it continues to work.

Personally, I haven’t had Flash on any Macs (except the tv one) for about 3 and a half years, when there was finally an HTML5 image gallery software that I could make work for me.


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Yep Grant, I’m with you. This is really interesting. There are btw other “broadcasting genres” who still stick with flash (but don’t want to name them in detail :slight_smile:

Am not aware of the actuality of the following link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/html5

but opening it in different browsers, you’ll get some different results (which I can’t explain). But obviously the Beep (is it the shortcut for the "Guys from BBC?) reviewing her strategy as well.

Recently I had a look into the new Animate CC (formerly known as Flash) for another reason ( https://freewaytalk.softpress.com/thread/view/168436 ). There are some interesting options these days - even for web (perhaps). Flash (.swf) in web is dead cause its not secure and requires a bunch of external plugins. But it’s a question of output (js or HTML5), so: long live Flash? (Uh - hot theory)

Cheers

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Thomas,

it’s been about 6 months since the Beeb started the HTML5 beta (yes … pretty much everyone in the UK calls them the Beeb … with two 'b’s because when you say BB it sort of sounds like beeb. Amaazing how you can shorten even just 3 letters down to 2).

They have a blog site … this entry explains in some detail, which you may find interesting, the whys and wherefores of their decision and the technology they’re using.


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