possible to play flash swf files on iPad2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ant2009, May 6, 2011.

  1. ant2009 macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2010

    I am thinking of buying an iPad2. This will be usefull for me as I have invested money in buying some training videos that are all in flash swf. So using the iPad2 while on the go could be usefull to watch these.

    However, I am not sure if the iPad2 can play the flash swf. Someone told me at work that flash is not supported by Apple.

    Is this possible to play *.swf?

    Many thanks for any advice,
  2. fastblack macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2008
    Flash is not supported. Skyfire browser may play flash videos. (It converts them into a format the ipad can play) But it doesnt work on every website.
  3. ani23 macrumors 6502

    Dec 22, 2008
    I am assuming you will copy or stream the videos?

    Just use any free video converter and you should be good to go.
  4. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    There are some apps that will play them, with varying success. You can also use a program like handbrake to convert them before putting them on your iPad. If you search the forum you will find many threads on this.
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I use iSwifter and Puffin browsers. Works well enough. I would like one of those browsers to support local file storage so I can host our work interactive exhibits locally.

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