Cydia tweak for flash on safari?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Che Castro, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Does this exist? Not a separate app like skyfire but something that integrates with safari

    I remember years ago there was a plugin but i dont think that still works
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Wasn't there something called Frash? Or is that something completely different?
     
  3. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it was Frash (by comex). As far as I know the latest version is still the (leaked) alpha 0.02 which really doesn't work that well (or at all, in most cases!)
     
  4. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    How does android do flash videos?

    Why isnt there some thing in cydia for safari
     
  5. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    Buy the SkyFire web browser from the official App store. Bam, flash videos.
     
  6. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I already have that app, is crap
     
  7. err404, Feb 18, 2011
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    err404 macrumors 68020

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    Despite the OpenScreen* project, practical speaking Flash is closed source. This makes it extremely difficult (or impossible) for anybody other then Adobe to make a fully functional port between OSs.

    *OpenScreen doesn't yet provide the full specs and is missing details on critcal things like video playback
     
  8. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    keep looking cause I have the same question. I know for a fact that you can put flash on an iphone. but I dont know how or where to get it. I have people in my city advertising they can do it but I dont know how.
     
  9. Maccleduff macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry but are you just making this up? iOS doesn't do flash natively, deal with it or move to android...
     
  10. jeans94621 macrumors regular

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    If you are upgraded to 4.2 try puffin browser in the app store. It plays flash video somewhat like cloud browse except you don't have to pay a monthly fee and to me it performs better.
     
  11. ZilogZ80 macrumors 6502a

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    you are way wrong.
    there are (clunky) workarounds for playing flash video, but that is all.
     
  12. err404, Feb 19, 2011
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    err404 macrumors 68020

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    Somebody is telling you half-truths. As other have said; the closest thing to a true Flash player for iOS is the JB project Frash. Frash really will execute Flash Action Script on your phone. However it has not been updated since last summer, is very buggy and has no support for video. It's an interesting proof of concept, but the code is in such an early state that it should not be considered a viable option for regular use. Unless Adobe truly opens up the spec, it will never reach maturity.
    The only option on iOS for Flash video right now, are apps like Skyfire and Pippin. But keep in mind that these are not "Flash Players". They are on-demand externally host transcoding services that looks for Flash video on the site you are browsing and link you to converted h.264 streams of the content. Skyfire is a neat idea, but has limited support and occasional quality issues.
    I've never tried Pippin but it sounds like it's bit more flexible and will stream other flash content via a thin client.
     
  13. labman macrumors 604

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    Skyfire or Cloud browse are the best option for Flash. almost everybody that tried Frash me included has uninstalled it. I believe Comex has lost interest and stopped working on it. haven't seen anything on it in forever. afraid if you really want Flash the iPhone is not the way to go android or windows 7 device.
     
  14. chargit, Feb 20, 2011
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    chargit macrumors 6502a

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    look do you think I would make something up?? get a life! go to the app store and check out flash video review.
     
  15. labman, Feb 20, 2011
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    labman macrumors 604

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    ok I wanna check it out lets have the link. because you know something we don't. so rather then say you made it up.

    well

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jollins macrumors regular

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    Just going to add my 2 cents here...

    Flash really isn't good on mobile anywhere. On newer Android devices it is barely passable. Slow, and games are practically unplayable most of the time. It's okay for videos, but Skyfire can get the job done.

    Windows Phone 7 doesn't have flash. It was supposed to get it, but there hasn't been any news about that in a long time now and I wonder if it was just abandoned.
     
  17. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    its quite simple to find yourself. go to the app store! it will cost you $9.99 to buy it.
     
  18. labman macrumors 604

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    that's not true flash works similar to Cloud browser or Skyfire but allot more expensive. there just is no true good method for flash on the iPhone I doubt there ever will be..
     
  19. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    My rooted captivate plays flash videos perfectly. Ill have the Atrix tomorrow which will be even better.
     
  20. Budsalinger macrumors newbie

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    I've used iswifter and in my brief time with it have found it to be quite capable for viewing flash videos. Haven't tried games and such. Its free but they prompt you to buy it for 2.99 which is fair and I think I will do after using it free for a while longer just to be sure. My only gripe is no bookmarks or tabs and no status bar

    Check a check a check it out
     
  21. yearoftherat macrumors newbie

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    A great idea but only works on the iPad.
     
  22. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    This info is so false, it's not even funny. Flash actually works pretty well on the newer Android phones, as I have it on my HTC Thunderbolt, Motorola Droid X, and my Xoom. Is Flash perfect? No its not, but its better to have to option use flash, than to not have the option at all in my opinion, especially if you want to view a website that has flash content, and instead of having to wait until you get to a computer, you can view it on your smartphone or tablet.

    And about skyfire.....it DOES NOT get the job done. It doesn't display flash based websites. It only displays certain video. However, if you were to go to a website...for instance, www.wetwillies.com, that site uses flash content, and skyfire will NOT work.
     
  23. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I don't even think about flash only when I go to a site and get the ? symbol which is very rare.
     

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