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Online Flash Videos and Youtube?

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by GAMESHARQ, May 15, 2011.

  1. GAMESHARQ
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    I understand that the ipad 2 does not support flash videos. But doesn't Youtube use flash videos? Does this mean that Youtube does not work on the ipad 2?
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    I can see YouTube just fine.....never come across one that I couldn't watch, so far...

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    YouTube has started using html5 on some videos.
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    Same here!
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    sheeeeesh....another thread about this?

    You do know that iOS devices come pre-installed with a native YouTube app also?
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    But of course ~ :D


    Ouch.
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    However it doesn't feature all the videos the full monty Youtube does. Nor does it have a full search option using URL. It calls to mind monty python cheese shop, and one more reason not to rely on Safari.
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    Sorry, I'm new here. And no, I didn't know that. I don't have an ipad yet.

    Anyway, my point is that if it can play flash videos on youtube, then I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be able to play flash videos on other websites.
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    The YouTube website the iPad uses is HTML-5, not flash. The iPad is fully HTML-5 compatible.
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    No worries.:) Flash is a sensitive topic around here ~ do some research and you can understand why.
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    Oh gosh. I lost count of how many threads we have had about flash.
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    As long as new users keep buying iPads, flash questions are never going away.

    I don't think a lot of newby users even understand what flash is. All they know is, videos played just fine on the PC they used for years and now on their expensive new iPad a good amount of web content is not available.

    I agree that flash is a horrible program and I am glad it is being phased out. At the present time however, there are still plenty of sites that still use it and it is quite annoying that it doesn't work in the iPad.

    I have tried all the 3rd party browsers that are supposed to play flash and not one of them does it reliably. I have a couple favorite sites that you absolutely HAVE to have flash for, I use SplashTop running from a PC on my LAN for those sites.
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    As long as they don't clearly advertise the fact that iPads don't like flash, new users will keep buying iPads. ;)

    Does Splashtop run in the background? It has to I suppose otherwise you might as well watch it on the PC. I'll look into that. Thanks.
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    The new Blackberry Playbook commercial takes care of stating Ipad and Xoom not playing Flash, though I think it's meant more to Apple than Android.
    Flash will eventually go away, like leaded gasoline, but until then we have Puffin and iswifter to muddle along with.
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    I just think it's funny how on the commercials for it, the screen images are simulated. So it appears WAY faster than it really is! :)
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    Oh I never meant to state that the Playbook is any good . If it was it wouldn't have to poke at other tablets to make sales .
    Anyway back on topic, sorry, I'm no fan of Flash but if I'm going to use my Ipad and still live in my world it is a necessary evil until PBS Kids, Zagg, Photobucket , my local bank, etc stop using it so I use Puffin
    Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the YouTube app render them to HTML on the Ipad? The Kid Mode app plays the videos fine, just doesn't convert the games to non Flash. My toddler daughter watches the videos, does art work reads books on my Ipad and phone but plays the games on my phone only since they are Flash inside the app .
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    If I remember correctly, i think I saw some kind of ad this week for a PBS Kids video app that's now available.
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    Thanks. Checking on it now . She plays the games on PBS kids
    They are not quite it but thank you, it's better than what I had by far. Her favorite game is word world pizza factory but it wasn't one I saw

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    It does as I stated earlier. Some people think it uses flash! :)

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