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I had a thought, Since adobe shut down flash, then why not buy Flash Player from adobe and create a new flash player? wooould the folks at adobe be willing to let me buy it off them eventually?

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Adobe Employee , Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021
You can license a maintained copy of Flash Player from our support partner HARMAN.  They can also help with options for distributing applications that depend on Flash as a standalone binary. Details are in the enterprise FAQ, here:  https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/enterprise-end-of-life.html

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Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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So, spend a few tens of millions of dollars and you could have a Flash Player (not exclusive rights). Of course, Google, Apple, Microsoft and the others will still block it, so your purchase may be pretty useless.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 11, 2021 Mar 11, 2021

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Nowadays, you can create any Flash stuff with HTML5 and WebGL, which are far safer alternatives. It makes no sense to keep Flash itself and/or the Flash Player alive.

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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Can we use HTML5 and WebGL to access the content on old websites which used Flash?

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No - the contet provider would need to migrate their Flash content to some other technology.  Nothing th end-user can do.

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Mar 12, 2021 Mar 12, 2021

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I had a thought, Since adobe shut down flash, then why not buy Flash Player from adobe and create a new flash player? wooould the folks at adobe be willing to let me buy it off them eventually?

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Not likely.   Don't throw good money after bad.  Save it or put it towards something beneficial like finding cures for diseases.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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You can license a maintained copy of Flash Player from our support partner HARMAN.  They can also help with options for distributing applications that depend on Flash as a standalone binary.

 

Details are in the enterprise FAQ, here: 

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/enterprise-end-of-life.html

 

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