16 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2013 3:47 AM by No1Kris

    Flash player not supported in HD/HD+

      Just spoke with  a regional manager who confirmed Flash Player will not be supported on Nook HD or HD+. Keep in mind that this is not necessarily a B&N decision; rather, Adobe is focusing on HTML5 video playback. As web standards change, so do the devices.

        • Re: Flash player not supported in HD/HD+
          geertm

          Adobe has ended the development of Flash for Android.

          New tablets (including the new Kindle Fire tablets) will no longer support flash.

           

          http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalmedia/2012/06/impact-on-android-video-delivery/

           

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            I greatly enjoy the subversive pleasure of watching Amazon Prime instant video on my HD+.  The ease of use and quality once Flash is installed is surprisingly good.

             

            (And trying to view a video on Amazon Prime is an easy way to get flash installed too, because when you try to view one it helpfully brings up a link to download flash from that works like a charm)

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              Just spoke with a helpful tech.  I need to watch video clips for a class, which need Flash Player.  Go into Apps and download Puffin (free).  Once this is downloaded, you can open it, go to the website you need, and the video clips open easily.  She also told me to keep checking for updates as Nook is fixing the Flash Player issue in Google Chrome.  Puffin seems to work perfect.

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                  RHWright

                  I don't know about the HD/HD+, but for my phone the Flash incompatibility was due to the update to the latest version of Android for it (4.1.1 aka Jelly Bean). Neither Chrome nor the factory browser will display Flash, but that is because the OS prevents downloading it. Didn't have it on their before, so I'm not sure if it had been installed before the update whether the OS would block its running.

                   

                  Still, websites need to get it together and transition out of Flash. Too many mobile devices do not support it.

                   

                  • Re: Flash player not supported in HD/HD+

                    TeachCO wrote:

                    Just spoke with a helpful tech.  I need to watch video clips for a class, which need Flash Player.  Go into Apps and download Puffin (free).  Once this is downloaded, you can open it, go to the website you need, and the video clips open easily.  She also told me to keep checking for updates as Nook is fixing the Flash Player issue in Google Chrome.  Puffin seems to work perfect.


                    It is interesting you say Puffin works perfect.  I can download Puffin to my Nook HD and when I watch an Amazon Prime movie the video plays fine but the audio is out of sync with the video.  Is there some setting I am not aware of that gets the audio to sync with the video?

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                    I just bought Nook HD+, installed Dolphin browser, then searched in the app store for "browser plugin" which is Flash player plugin in disguise. Both the Dolphin icon and browser plugin icon will appear in your Apps. Started Dolphine and searched for the web site I knew had flash videos ( it was an educational course I am taking). Everything worked perfectly! Voila!

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                        TnTexas

                        HappyFL: I just bought Nook HD+, installed Dolphin browser, then searched in the app store for "browser plugin" which is Flash player plugin in disguise. Both the Dolphin icon and browser plugin icon will appear in your Apps. Started Dolphine and searched for the web site I knew had flash videos ( it was an educational course I am taking). Everything worked perfectly! Voila!

                         

                        Which store did you look in? B&N's or Google's? I ask because neither a search for "Dolphin Browser" nor a search for "browser plugin" brought up an app that matched the description for me. Can you provide a link to it?

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                        The newest android store update for the Dolphin Browser has flash added back in.

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                          So how can you watch TV on you're nook hd+ ?  I watch CBS,NBC,ABC shows on my lap top would like to watch on nook  what do I need to down load to do that? 

                           

                           

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                              Swamprat

                              scotsd wrote:

                              So how can you watch TV on you're nook hd+ ?  I watch CBS,NBC,ABC shows on my lap top would like to watch on nook  what do I need to down load to do that? 

                               

                               


                              Have you tried ghe apps for CBS and NBC?  ABC  can b e accessed through a browser - my version of Dolphin supports flash, but I'm not sure the current version does. I believe the paid version of Puffin includes flash support and possibly others do as well (Firefox, Opera, etc.)

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                              Frustrating that the Browser plug-In is not available outside the UK as I have just bought Nook HD and one of my favourite sites demands Flash Player for video replays of my sport.

                               

                              So after downloading a number  of browsers that, Yes support flash, No need Adobe plug in, I have found Flash Fox on Google Play store.

                               

                              The free version has Ads but they are unobtrusive and when goin Full Screen did not appear.

                               

                              A big Yeay from me.