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Date: 12/13/20 18:23
Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be like?
Author: tq-07fan

OK. I've read this but still do not totally understanding what all it means. I feel like I have average Computer skills but I am just not understanding what all will happen with this Adobe Flash Player End Of Life thing. Also would like to know if I need to save or resave anything in a different way?

Adobe Flash Player EOL General Information Page

The main thing is does this mean that if you have saved PDF files they will no longer be viewable?

Jim



Date: 12/13/20 18:56
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: cchan006

tq-07fan Wrote:
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> The main thing is does this mean that if you have
> saved PDF files they will no longer be viewable?
>
> Jim

Adobe Acrobat deals with PDF files, not Adobe Flash.

Adobe Flash technology mainly deals with web animation. This also includes movie playback. For those involved in web development going back more than 2 decades, Flash evolved from Macromedia Shockwave (remember those?) I'll spare the details for now, but file extensions SWF and FLV are what's associated with Flash.

New standard for web animation has taken over, HTML5, so Flash, which was a "de-facto" standard at the somewhat unorganized beginning of the "Internet Age" is now obsolete.

Your PDF files are safe for the time being.



Date: 12/14/20 04:49
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: trainjunkie

Good riddance to Flash. Horrible bloatware.



Date: 12/14/20 15:41
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: jst3751

trainjunkie Wrote:
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> Good riddance to Flash. Horrible bloatware.

Now if we can just get rid of the rest of Adobe...



Date: 12/14/20 15:50
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: 70tonner

So when I delete Adobe Flash do I have to download some other software viewer to be able to view videos from TO or you-tube?  And what if I am on Windows XP?

TIA



Date: 12/14/20 20:17
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: radar

70tonner Wrote:
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> So when I delete Adobe Flash do I have to download
> some other software viewer to be able to view
> videos from TO or you-tube?  And what if I am on
> Windows XP?
>
> TIA

Just a current browser.



Date: 12/30/20 07:31
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: tq-07fan

Thank you everyone. Uninstalled Flash a couple days ago. Trainorders is great because there are definitely some people who really know computers and everything about them.

Jim



Date: 12/30/20 18:38
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: chakk

And avoid any spam mail that offers to sell you an alternative to Adobe Flash Player with words to the effect that it is essential that you purchase their alternative or your videos will no longer work.



Date: 01/16/21 14:20
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: engineerinvirginia

HTML5 is the new standard....and a relatively up to date browser already knows how to render it......so long Flash....you will not be missed. 



Date: 01/16/21 14:41
Re: Adobe Flash Player End Of Life. What will the afterlife be li
Author: jst3751

So long Adobe Flash, don't let the door kick ya in the butt on the way out.



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