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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by clickasite, May 20, 2011.

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    What's the best flash alternative for Ipads?

    HELP ME

    Clickasite :confused:
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    There are several third-party browsers that 'sort of' support Flash, by hosting the content on their company server and streaming it to the iPad. Have a look at iSwifter and Puffin. iSwifter has a free 'lite' version (limited viewing time) so you can try it to see if it meets your needs.

    Tim
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    Sorry to sound like an a~hole but there is a search button above...there a few alternatives to flash....but all very clunky...depending on which site you are trying to view....perhaps they have a corresponding app...
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    See above...
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    Ah - but Outl4w has editted that out now!! But we moderators see everything! :D

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    The advantage of each browser varies by the type of Flash content you want to view.

    I found that Puffin worked best for my own online digital magazine site. It isn't perfect, but it works.

    It's the scrolling that's the main problem with these Flash enabled browsers. Hopefully they'll improve this sooner rather than later.
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    Puffin works okay for simple sites where you have some control over content, like, say, a single embedded video in a blog posting which you can set in the middle of the screen before pressing play.

    Anything more complicated and it's a jerky ride...

    I saw something about remote controlling your pc from the iPad with an app, so the iPad sees what the pc screen shows while you control the pc remotely from the comfort of your armchair. I don't know exactly how this works, whether it gets over the shaky streaming problem or not. I'm sure there's someone on here who'll answer that for us. :)
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    Oooooooopsey......;)
    But seriously this is like the 30th thread this week and the 5th so far TODAY....

    Splashtop for iPad....or teamviewer that provides remote control of your Windows PC using your iPad. You then can watch flash....

    To OP:
    [​IMG]
    There should be a disclaimer at top of forum....
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    I like that image! Suggest we alternate it with the one of beating a dead horse! :)
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    A new Forum rule???
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    think of it as an opportunity to make conversation with new people. ;)
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    As you wish, Master. [​IMG]

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    This is not the flash you're looking for...
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    This is not the Flash we're looking for...

    Move along, move along.
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    Whilst this thread is active, why. Doesn't iPad have flash? Is there any good reason to it?
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    Don't you realize...? There are big wars between Apple and Adobe, i think so...

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Flash = Tsunami
    iPad = bucket
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    Teamviewer.

    I downloaded this on my PC and installed the app on the iPad. It's dead easy and it's the sexiest thing I've done with a computer since I first held a mouse.

    However...

    The flash plays no better on it than the **** Puffin!


    Ah, you can't help but laugh, it's free and it'll no doubt come in useful for other things...

    I could try Splashtop but this iPad user's just about raised the white flag.
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    Splashtop.

    Okay, I did it, what the heck. Wow, it was even easier to set up AND first impressions are very good.

    With Teamviewer, I tried two separate flash videos, different sites too, and each didn't keep up with the stream on the pc, freezing and jumping forwards. And even when it was keeping up, the picture was fragmenting as it loaded in different parts of the screen. One video was a music vid and the sound wasn't too good, quiet. I turned it up but it had little effect.

    Same vids on Splashtop showed no sign of lag or fragmentation, sound was full on too. It's not 100% ideal but I reckon it's not bad and probably the closest I'm ever going to get. Have to pay for this app - change from couple of quid - as the free trial version times out after about 5 minutes.

    Splashtop for Flash.
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    Skyfire works fine for me.
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