What the hell good is Flash?!

I mean really? After taking time on a few different occassions to try and google and find what I can do w/ flash on Android 2.2 and finding nothing I have to ask myself this.

 

I know it's not their fault that Hulu and Netflix want to be #$#$@s and block access but really? Nothing else seems to really work either. I mean Flash "works" but I can't find any place where you could utilize it to watch any TV shows or anything cool like that. Most sites will either end up LINKING you to "Watch White Collar free on Hulu" or a fancast.com - which doesn't work either.

 

Hell, TNTs website won't even show up on my browser, it gives an "Internal Server Error" message.

 

Basically... you can pretty much be assured that if there is a link that says "Watch Full Episodes" it won't work.

 

You can even put in the same link on your browser from say... USA's website and it will reroute you to their dumbed down mobile crap with 3 minute clips and "interviews"... speaking of these types of clips... that's all the "TV.COM" app seems to offer on there. Again, WHY WOULD I WANT THIS?

 

To top it all off, my phone is a lot more sluggish with 2.2.

 

 

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Re: What the hell good is Flash?!

Cobjones
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I watch adultswim.com with it.. justin.tv

You can also change the browser to bring up the full sites... you can google, because I can't remember how at the moment.
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Re: What the hell good is Flash?!

willanaya
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this flash is a technically new feature for phones.  it will or should take time for websites to utilize it in order to promote their website or service.

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Re: What the hell good is Flash?!

johnM356
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Questions with that kind of tone are always assured of getting many helpful responses. Good luck.
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Cobjones
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johnM356 wrote:
Questions with that kind of tone are always assured of getting many helpful responses. Good luck.

KUDOS!!

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Re: What the hell good is Flash?!

MorganB
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The Adobe Flash Player is software for viewing animations and movies using a web browser. Flash is a common format for games, and animations such as advertisements embedded into web pages.

To make it possible to deploy flash content on smartphones that have limited processing power and memory availability compared to PCs, a tremendous amount of work has gone into to making Flash Player 10.1 “ready for mobility”. This work on android phones includes performance improvements such as rendering, scripting, memory, start-up time, battery and CPU optimizations, in addition to hardware acceleration of graphics and video.

Flash Player 10.1 allows viewing on many sites such as youtube.com as well as viewing embedded video content within sites such as espn.com.

Sites such as Hulu.com and Netflix movies will not be seen in a full desktop view as the websites recognize the device accessing the site as a mobile device with flash not a laptop or standard PC with flash. This is a limitation on the side of the website being accessed vs. the device itself.

Even YouTube.com is likely to not be accessible in a desktop format for the same reason. However, YouTube videos can be viewed via the YouTube app/widget or those videos embedded within other sites as mentioned above.



Hope this helps!

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Re: What the hell good is Flash?!

RonAnderson
Member
Instead of all that you should go sign up on Motorolas site for.the adobe/Motorola live stream for 6pm PMT. They will explain what adobe is good.for in a phone.

This will answer your question
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Re: What the hell good is Flash?!

Cobjones
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A lot of people watch porn on flash sites too... I wish I could give you some examples, but I am a prude.
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Re: What the hell good is Flash?!

Tidbits
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Cobjones wrote:
A lot of people watch porn on flash sites too... I wish I could give you some examples, but I am a prude.

True Story - Had this guy on the bus today without headphones >.< Can you say awkward.

 

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Cobjones
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@tidbits

Haha (actualy loled). Was he using a Droid?

That would be the best commercial ever.
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