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Flash player use after 2020

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Sep 13, 2019 Sep 13, 2019

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Hi
 
I have to access one web page to use the web interface that allows control of my music server and depends on Flash.
 
I am not concerned with security, just to continue with the functionality.
 
I planned to download an old version of a browser such as Mozilla, thinking that saving this and turning off updates would allow me to continue to use the interface. However, my concern is that my laptop is from 2011 and if I save and re-launch after 2020 on another device that it will automatically update on all major browsers (most use Chromium).
 
Can you think of any solution please to help me-I could for example download an old version of Firefox, or another browser for this task as it is not being updated anymore? 
 
Best regards
 
Stephen
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Adobe Employee , Sep 23, 2019 Sep 23, 2019
Yeah, you're going to want to use some kind of "freeze a working stack of technology in time" approach, and then probably make sure that it only talks to your music server.  There's no guarantee that a Flash Player from 2020 is going to work on future operating system versions (that's work that we're constantly doing behind the scenes), so you'd probably want to build a virtual machine image where everything works, and that you know will run in emulation on whatever the latest thing you're runni...

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 23, 2019 Sep 23, 2019

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Yeah, you're going to want to use some kind of "freeze a working stack of technology in time" approach, and then probably make sure that it only talks to your music server.  There's no guarantee that a Flash Player from 2020 is going to work on future operating system versions (that's work that we're constantly doing behind the scenes), so you'd probably want to build a virtual machine image where everything works, and that you know will run in emulation on whatever the latest thing you're running is.

 

The alternative would be to jettison the Flash-based UI and replace it with something build in HTML5 and JavaScript.

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Feb 06, 2020 Feb 06, 2020

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I have to admit to some confusion regarding what will happen after flash becomes obsolete.  I teach and develop training and use powerpoint with embedded flash files for interaction.  I output the presentation to PDF and then place the animations in the PDF using Acrobat.  I suppose I'll have to migrate to captivate and start using powerpoint animations instead (yuck) but I'm hoping tI'll figure out other options as I research this more thorougly.  However, the confusion is related to folks who keep saying to use HTML5 and Java to create animations.  It won't be long until browsers no longer support Java as it's an even worse security risk than Flash.  What's a developer to do?  My guess is that Captivate outputs animations as either shockwave or java as well so Captivate doesn't seem like the long-term solution.  What's a content developer to do?

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