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It's official: Adobe to kill Flash Player, end support by 2020

     
10:54 pm on Jul 25, 2017 (gmt 0)

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https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html [blogs.adobe.com]

Flash & The Future of Interactive Content

Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.
12:44 am on July 31, 2017 (gmt 0)

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So that would support the news that many/most sites are/have removed Flash players & flv files from their pages. If I had flv files embedded on my pages, I would remove them well ahead of the EoL.

Soon, most will not be able to play these files and the browser may generate a warning, which tends to scare users away.
8:44 pm on Aug 8, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Or sell it to someone else.
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two and a half years of business left for flash and .flv, maybe some sharp people will come up with a reasonable solution.
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Aaaand ... FF is pushing even harder. The other day I loaded up a page that wanted to show a Flash video. Instead of the tried-and-true “outdated plugin” blurb, the latest FF message (I'm in v. 55) warned about content that will “slow down” the browser. Well, yeah, I guess. But isn’t that like saying a YouTube page which is currently displaying a video will consume more computer resources than a page that currently isn’t? Doing stuff requires more work than not doing stuff.
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