Flashplayer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ram171, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Ram171 macrumors member

    Ram171

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    I wanted to know about flash player. It seems most websites with video use flash. Is there an alternative? In light of the flash attacks and the vulnerabilities to java, do i really need this? There are some websites like youtube which have an HTML5 alternate site, are there others? What about installing Google Chrome? Will this in any way affect the integrity of my system? I hate all Google, recommendations?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    For Flash-related issues:
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites. ClickToFlash will substitute HTML5 for Flash content, when possible.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) As far as performance impact, YMMV.
     

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