Hi I'm a new member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Tigerfox, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Tigerfox

    Tigerfox
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I might as well post a question. What is everyone doing about the problem with sites that require "flash". This is a real pain for me.
    Thanks, Tigerfox
     
  2. iPadCharlie

    iPadCharlie
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Super Guru

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    4,231
    Thanks Received:
    7
    Ignoring it!

    iPads can not use Flash... never have and never will... ever!
     
  3. freebirdforever

    freebirdforever
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,520
    Thanks Received:
    21
    If you have an issue with flash and dont download a remote desktop app, or jailbreak to use "frash", the Ipad may not be for you. Maybe you want to look at returning it?

    anyways, welcome to the forum, hope you can find ways around your flash addiction :D
     
  4. Tigerfox

    Tigerfox
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    3
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thanks for the feedback, I don't have a need to use flash but a lot of the websites that use flash don't give you any choice. So what do you do?
     
  5. freebirdforever

    freebirdforever
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,520
    Thanks Received:
    21
    Remote desktop apps. Or I simply find a way around the problem.
     
  6. BarkingGhost

    BarkingGhost
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Cab someone elaborate on remote desktop apps? For instance, if I want to watch a Flash-based video on YouTube is there a remote desktop application that can make this happen?
     
  7. Mickey330

    Mickey330
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,876
    Thanks Received:
    2,189
    Yes, BarkingGhost, if you buy a remote desktop app (I use Jump and/or Splashtop) you will be able to view flash video on your iPad.

    But not the way you think!

    The remote app will allow you to connect to a computer (desktop or laptop; Mac or PC), which you can then use to run whatever you want (well, whatever you can normally run on that computer!).

    It's a pretty neat way to get around the flash restrictions. Of course, your remote computer has to be on - but, there ain't no free lunch, is there?

    Marilyn
     
  8. freebirdforever

    freebirdforever
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,520
    Thanks Received:
    21
    HTML5 is on the rise. I fully expect within the year for most sites to use HTML5 and for Flash to start taking a back seat except for flash based games.
     

Share This Page