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Solution for lack of Adobe Flash Player?

Posted 28 May 2012 - 01:43 AM (#1) User is offline   VATriker 

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I can play CNN flash videos and CNN Live on the generic browser (globe icon) but not from any of my installed browsers (Firefox, Opera, Dolphen HD, etc). Am I doing something wrong or is this just the way it is?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:53 AM (#2) User is offline   Bart Laroc 

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View PostVATriker, on 28 May 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

I can play CNN flash videos and CNN Live on the generic browser (globe icon) but not from any of my installed browsers (Firefox, Opera, Dolphen HD, etc). Am I doing something wrong or is this just the way it is?

Stu S.


on the alternate browsers, have you opened Settings, checked the boxes "Enable JavaScript" & set "Enable plug-ins" to 'On Demand' ?
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:06 PM (#3) User is offline   VATriker 

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View PostBart Laroc, on 28 May 2012 - 08:53 AM, said:

on the alternate browsers, have you opened Settings, checked the boxes "Enable JavaScript" & set "Enable plug-ins" to 'On Demand' ?


Opera and Chrome, can verify that Javascript IS enabled, but can not find a switch to 'Enable plug-ins' or option for 'On Demand'.
Did find online a statement from Opera Moble that Flash Video is currently not available for Opera Moble.

I did find that Dolphin browser will run flash video but takes a terrific time to load (much longer than the generic internet browser).

Looks like I will have to stick with the generic browser for now.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:36 AM (#4) User is offline   talpina 

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Hi, i tried skyfire.
Later i installed last flash player by adobe using appmarket.
restarted the browser it works fine.
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:10 AM (#5) User is offline   Mr. Prince 

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Hi all,

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy tab 2 7.0, and on the box it says that it has adobe flash player. However when I attempt to play flash videos or any other flash related stuff, a little cube like thing shows where the flash video or flash content would have shown. I assume this is because I do not have flash? This is really wierd since I have been told that others who have the same tablet as I do have adobe flash on their tablets when they make the purchase.

I have since then tried to install the app Flash Player Installer located in the google play store, it seems to be working for many people, but every time I follow the instructions, it never seems to work (I have reinstalled many times). I made an attempt to call Samsung customer care only to receive the answer that there are "no solutions" to this issue.

If anyone can help me figure out how to finally install Flash and get flash videos working on my tablet, that would be the most of help.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:03 AM (#6) User is offline   wizz 

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You can very easily check if Flash is installed....

Settings / Applications / Manage applications / All ..... if Adobe Flash Player 11.1 is in the list....then it is installed.

Check your Browser "Settings" for Web Content / Flash Player ( normally, on-demand...
change to Always ON if you don't want to hit that little square box to run Flash )

Also Browser "Settings" for Web Content / Enable Javascript ... set to ON
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:12 PM (#7) User is offline   Mr. Prince 

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View Postwizz, on 21 August 2012 - 09:03 AM, said:

You can very easily check if Flash is installed....

Settings / Applications / Manage applications / All ..... if Adobe Flash Player 11.1 is in the list....then it is installed.

Check your Browser "Settings" for Web Content / Flash Player ( normally, on-demand... change to Always ON if you don't want to hit that little square box to run Flash )

Also Browser "Settings" for Web Content / Enable Javascript ... set to ON



Hi Superman,

Thank you for the reply. It was installed. I have checked every time that I reinstalled it that it was in the manage applications area. My dolphin browser and Internet browser both have enable plugins always on and enable javascript on. Yet the little square box still shows up. Do you know what could be causing it? I was thinking that maybe I need to factory reset my tablet? Not sure if that will help.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:15 AM (#8) User is offline   Moderator Blast 

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There's a new update in the Play Store atm

goto 'Play Store', settings, My Apps, should show at the top that an update is available
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:29 AM (#9) User is offline   wizz 

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Yes you can........ but there are changes afoot on Adobe Flash which means OS versions after 4.0.x will not be supported.....

Your Tab 2 is not on the compatibility list issued by Adobe, but should be OK if the OS is no later than 4.0.x

Check compatibility by logging into Google Play via your GMail account......

https://play.google....GFzaHBsYXllciJd
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:38 AM (#10) User is offline   wizz 

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I don't necessarily agree with this........ but it might give you an insight into what's happening, and why.

Apparently, it's Apple's fault ! ....... but isn't everything ?

http://www.yeahbutis...ash.com/?p=3182
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:48 AM (#11) User is offline   Mr. Prince 

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View Postwizz, on 22 August 2012 - 09:29 AM, said:

Yes you can........ but there are changes afoot on Adobe Flash which means OS versions after 4.0.x will not be supported.....

Your Tab 2 is not on the compatibility list issued by Adobe, but should be OK if the OS is no later than 4.0.x

Check compatibility by logging into Google Play via your GMail account......

https://play.google....GFzaHBsYXllciJd


Hi Wizz,

I am almost completely sure that my os version is 4.0.3 and from the link you have sent me, it says, I quote, "This app is incompatible with your Samsung GT-P3113."

I also attempted, just now, to install previous versions of adobe flash on my tablet. However they did not operate as well.

Thank you for the link I will go ahead and read through it to try and gain some sense within this confusion. What I am most curious about is whether other owners of the same tablet have this issue with flash as well...

Whether I am or unable to get flash onto my tablet will ultimately make my decision to keep this tablet =/...

Thanks for the replies all.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:49 AM (#12) User is offline   Mr. Prince 

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View PostMr. Prince, on 22 August 2012 - 09:09 AM, said:

Where can I get this new version of Adobe flash player? From the google store? If you could advise that would be appreciated. I did some research right after I saw your post and I found this site http://forums.adobe....essage/4637119. I attempted to install both:
Flash Player 11.1 Mobile for Android 3.x: 11.1.111.16
Flash Player 11.1 Mobile for Android 4.0.x: 11.1.115.17

and they did not work on the basis that "This app is incompatible with your Samsung GT-P3113."

Can anyone help? Nothing seems to be working...


Hi Blast,

The thing is I never downloaded the adobe flash app via google play store so with the directions you have given me, adobe flash player is not even listed under my apps in the play store.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:59 AM (#13) User is offline   wizz 

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View PostMr. Prince, on 22 August 2012 - 09:48 AM, said:

Hi Wizz,
Whether I am or unable to get flash onto my tablet will ultimately make my decision to keep this tablet =/...
Thanks for the replies all.

Well, as you are no doubt aware, Apple don't include Flash in their iPad range, and it looks like later updates to ICS and Jelly Bean itself will not include Flash...... so I think that could be the end of it for the very latest Android Tablets of all makes......

I think it may be a case of waiting to see what HTML 5 will bring us......
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:04 AM (#14) User is offline   Mr. Prince 

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View Postwizz, on 22 August 2012 - 09:59 AM, said:

Well, as you are no doubt aware, Apple don't include Flash in their iPad range, and it looks like later updates to ICS and Jelly Bean itself will not include Flash...... so I think that could be the end of it for the very latest Android Tablets of all makes......

I think it may be a case of waiting to see what HTML 5 will bring us......


Yes most definitely. Any other possible solutions that you have in mind?
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:14 AM (#15) User is offline   wizz 

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Afraid not...... can you confirm your Android OS Version ? ..... it must appear in your "Settings" Info somewhere.....
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:23 AM (#16) User is offline   Mr. Prince 

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View Postwizz, on 22 August 2012 - 10:14 AM, said:

Afraid not...... can you confirm your Android OS Version ? ..... it must appear in your "Settings" Info somewhere.....


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Try this HTML5 Test on your Tab 2 ...... Bart, one of our other Moderators has just put it up for your delectation....... :)

http://www.thegalaxy...dpost__p__47827
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:43 AM (#18) User is offline   Mr. Prince 

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View Postwizz, on 22 August 2012 - 10:48 AM, said:

Try this HTML5 Test on your Tab 2 ...... Bart, one of our other Moderators has just put it up for your delectation....... :)

http://www.thegalaxy...dpost__p__47827


Hi Wizz,

I can play both the videos that were in the link that you sent me just fine =o. What exactly does this mean?
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View PostMr. Prince, on 22 August 2012 - 11:43 AM, said:

Hi Wizz,

I can play both the videos that were in the link that you sent me just fine =o. What exactly does this mean?

What it means is that your Tab is compatible with HTML5 video playback......

HTML5 is the replacement format for Flash as it is withdrawn, and will over time probably completely replace it for Mobile browsing......

Maybe you would like to hang on to that Tab after all ;)
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While HTML5 is becoming the new standard in multimedia content, individual browser support is still spotty, so I expect Flash to at least be available for a little while yet. I really wish HTML5 was a little more "mature" (as far as cross-browser support) before the web world decided to drop Flash. It's like selling your old car before getting a new one, so you can't get to the dealership. O_o

Anyway, in the stock browser, tap the menu icon (upper right corner), go to settings, advanced, and make sure "enable plug-ins" is set to either "always on" or "on demand". The "on demand" setting will allow the browser to load without running Flash content, but if you click the Flash area, it will load. This helps make the page load a bit faster if it has Flash ads that you don't want to see, but allows you to enable the Flash content you do want to see.

Also in the stock browser, tap the menu icon and make sure "Desktop View" is checked (default is not checked, which is the mobile view). Most Flash sites I tested (couple of games, youtube, etc) loaded whether the browser was in desktop view or not, so this probably won't make much difference, but something to try. FYI: The browser resets back to "mobile view" each time it is closed/re-opened.

Google Chrome browser doesn't support Flash at all in either desktop or mobile view.

The Dolphin browser is my personal favorite. For one, it remembers if you selected "desktop view", and for another, it seems to run Flash a bit better. However, Flash support has been dropped from Dolphin for Android JellyBean, but you can still run the ICS version of the browser if you still want Flash in JB. But that's a different OS than what we run, so that really doesn't apply here.

FYI: If I go to the app store and view my installed apps, Flash isn't listed. If I view my app list on the tablet itself, the only thing Flash-related I have is basically a URL shortcut to Adobe's Flash settings site.
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