possible to play flash swf files on iPad2

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

  1. ant2009 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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