No Flash.... No Video

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by BoxerBoy, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. BoxerBoy macrumors member

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    I was advised to remove Adobe Flash Player, it being seen as a security risk, I was told HTML5 would do the same job.

    So I uninstalled it and I now have no online videos playing, for example in YouTube and online newspapers.

    Should I reinstall Flash or is there something else I should do. Thank You
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    HTML5 isn't available on all sites. For Flash-related issues:
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i second using click 2 flash it makes safari smoother for me and you can click on the flash you want to run and its works great
     
  4. BoxerBoy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much for your assistance, it is greatly appreciated.
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I don't have Flash installed directly on my Mac, and I use Safari or FireFox most of the time. No Flash makes my browsing a much more enjoyable experience. I don't want to use ClickToFlash since it still reports to the servers that Flash is installed, making it less likely the sites will be revised to not use Flash.

    However, sometimes I do need Flash (it's not very often, to be honest). Chrome comes with its own Flash plugin which gets automatically updated when Chrome does, so I use it if I need to.

    To make it easier to switch to Chrome, I enabled the Develop Menu in Safari (Safari Preferences -> Advanced -> Show Develop menu ...) so I can open the current page in Chrome when needed.
     
  6. BoxerBoy thread starter macrumors member

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    I note this heading on the ClicktoFlash website.

    Note: Safari 5.1 drops support for WebKit Plugins, which unfortunately includes ClickToFlash


    Will I still benefit if I download this.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The ClickToFlash extension works with Safari 5.1.
     
  8. BoxerBoy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank You
     

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