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Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by ziggytex, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. ziggytex

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    I'm totally new to the iPad world and I need help - on my pc I watch videos on bloomberg and cnbc but when I connect to these sites on my new iPad I'm unable to see any video. Do I need to download some apps to do that - thanx for any help.
     
  2. epb

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    Er, yeah, you probably just forgot to download the latest version of Flash. ;)
     
  3. MikesTooLz

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    Thats not helping him any, he is probably looking for a flash download now.


    The sites your trying to view are most likely using flash to play the video's. The iPad doesn't support flash.

    a company named RipCode is trying to make a workaround for this issue that works with the iPad.
     
  4. Matth3w

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    Not trying to be rude, but even now like 2.5 months after launch it's amazing that people still don't research/know about Flash on these devices.

    It's like buying a Corvette and not realizing you have to put 91/93 octane in it, or buying a DVD player and not realizing until you get home that it doesn't play VHS or something. I just can't wrap my head around buying a $500 dollar (at the VERY cheapest) device before tax and accessories without reading at least ONE review of the product online. And there isn't a single review that doesn't mention Flash.

    Back on topic...There is also a second company that is trying to make a work around as well. Smokescreen. I think they even started the process before Ripcode. At least, I saw the article on App Advice about Smokescreen a week or two before rip code.
     
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    Thank you for the response to my post. I just got the iPad today and have already learn a lot (specially about flash :) )
     
  6. epb

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    I'm totally cool wth the Flash issue, but I was pretty cheesed when I found out it didn't have Windows pre-installed! Once I find the USB port, I'll load it via CD-ROM, so no worries. Well, I'll probably need more RAM - anyone know where the upgrade slot is? :D
     
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    You have to realize if everyone knew everything about everything we wouldn't need to ask questions. Most people will not know about the flash issue until they start playing around with their new toy. For Apple to not support flash in my eyes is a total disregard for what people need today included. I understand there are new standards but flash is used heavily and will be for a while so Apple screwed up.

    I have been playing with computers since 1979 but it took me 2 hours of digging before I knew I had to plug my new ipad into my computer and use itunes 9.1 etc to activate it. Another Apple dumb thing to do.

    Anyways, I wouldn't keep telling people that they "should have known things" before they bought it cuz thats unrealistic.
     
  8. Matth3w

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    Flash is absolutely worthless, and furthermore my point wasn't that people lack knowledge, it's that they lack the ability to read ONE review about an expensive product they bought.

    If you can't figure out how to add photos, fine, no big deal. If you buy an iPad not realizing it doesn't support Flash that pretty much means you didn't do a lick of research before buying a device that at its cheapest is around 500 plus tax. To me that is pretty odd, that people spend that kind of money on something and don't do any research on it. Because 99% of all reviews mention lack of Flash as a potential con. So when someone says "WTF this doesn't have Flash?!?!" to me that says that they either won the device, got it as a present, or didn't read a single review.
     
  9. Hasty

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    My first 286 didn't have flash and my current quadcore has flash blocked.....

    Guess I'm lucky

    If you listen to Steve Jobs they had to make a choice between battery life and flash. Flash lost.
     
  10. Matth3w

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    And I'll take the battery life every second of every day. More people are switching to HTML5 now anyhow.

    Including Flash would be like putting a cassette deck in car.
     

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