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Adobe Flash is a cross-platform multimedia runtime used to embed animations, video, and interactive applications into web pages.

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Why am I seeing unexpected requests for "crossdomain.xml" in my logs?

I've getting lots of 404 errors from crossdomain.xml. Here are the request details, as provided by Google App Engine: 404 22ms 19cpu_ms 0kb Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.30 (...
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Has the time arrived to forget Flash and Use HTML5?

As I read in HTML5 definition it can do anything that Flash can do! and I ask myself is it right to waste my time to learn flash or should I learn HTML5 instead. Does HTML5 Beat Flash in the future? ...
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Should I still use Flash or Silverlight?

There's been a lot of controversy over the future (and current) use of Flash and the adoption of Silverlight. Should I continue to use it if I am already or should I use something else, like HTML5?
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How can I neatly embed Flash in a page in a way that is cross-browser compatible?

When I receive Flash objects from my designer, it comes with an example HTML page which includes both <object> tags and <embed> tags as well as a whole heap of JavaScript. If I copy and ...
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How can I make my flash website more search engine friendly?

I've got a website where just about all the content is in a flash movie. Is there anything I can do to improve my search engine ranking or make my content more indexable?
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How can I get my site's existing flash videos to work on the iPad?

My website has a number of instructional videos that would be very helpful to be viewable on an iPad. The video player is SWF, and the video itself is FLV. Questions: Can I replace the flash player ...
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Why do sites still prefer Flash video over the HTML5 video format? [closed]

What is it about Flash video that makes sites still prefer it over the HTML5 video format? Why is Youtube's default format Flash, even though they have HTML5 version and they allow you to use it? Why ...
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Is there a flash/html5 audio player that allows links to jump to a specfic time? [closed]

I am looking for a web audio player to embed on my website that allows links to jump to a specific time in the audio, a la youtube. I am uploading lecture audio from lectures that are over an hour. I'...
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Does the presence of a flash banner on a site inherently create a vulnerability on the site?

Does the presence of a flash banner inherently open the site up to exploits, or is there a way to ensure the flash banner does not have "access" to anything important on the page. The page in ...
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crossdomain.xml file - is it bad?

I have crossdomain.xml in document root of my site with the following contents: <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.macromedia.com/xml/dtds/...
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Is Nowness.com using Flash to achieve the slideshow effect on their homepage?

The website I am trying to develop has asked for a slider much like the one on Nowness.com. http://www.nowness.com/ The specific functionality they would like is that at the end of the slide show or ...
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Why use flash to as content headings? Why not?

A large number of sites lately which use Flash to replace what would be simple HTML headings (h1, h2, h3). Some of them do it consistently for every header. Why would you do this? What are the pros ...
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Is JavaScript or Flash able to extract the MAC address from a browser?

MAC address = Media Access Control address Believe I saw that this was possible somewhere, but now that I'm looking for it I can't find the implementation.
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What file size should a flash banner be?

Obviously the smaller the file size the better but is there a maximum file size for flash banners? What are the most effective ways in which to reduce flash file sizes?
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How to Easily Detect if Flash Use Across Many Websites?

We're a web agency with 100+ clients, some of whom may have legacy Flash running on their websites. With Google's aggressive move away from Flash (which we fully support) we want to give our clients ...
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How to convert Shockwave Flash 5 files to newer version

How would you go about upgrading old Shockwave Flash files to a newer version? In my case, I have files from Shockwave Flash 5 and see that Adobe is currently on version 12. I want to be sure to ...
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Flash Twitter and Facebook widgets

I'm stuck with a crappy digital signage platform that only renders .html and .swf files (and RSS feeds). No customization of RSS, only way to show something dynamic in a pretty way is to use Flash. ...
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Track a Adobe Flash app hosted on multiple domains with Google Analytics

I'm working on a flash app that's gonna be distributed to more and more partners (and obviously domains). It needs to be tracked aggregated and also separately. I implemented Google Analytics using ...
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Is it possible to play a external (e.g. from youtube) flash-video with html5 on my site?

I would like to use my site as a "gateway" for watching flash-videos in HTMl5.. Is this possible? What are the requirements?
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How do I convert a .swf file to HTML5 and make changes in the code? [closed]

I have an animation (.swf) that I want to convert to HTML5 and then edit a few of the links that appears in the animation. I have tried Google Swiffy and it outputs something that works really well ...
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Porting a Flash site to non-Flash site

I have many clients with Flash interfaces that they like quite a bit. But these things don't work on many (most?) mobile devices. This is a two part question: If I get access to the original .fla ...
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Is there any downside to using <embed> with Flash content?

I've recently learned that HTML5 now officially supports the <embed> tag. With that in mind, is there any reason not to just use it to embed Flash content into HTML5? Would there be any browser ...
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Need Advice... Website is flash only

I currently have a website that is just one big flash file. It looks good and I am satisfied with it but I have been told that it may not ever rank very well in google and yahoo since it is only flash....
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Free way to create flash content, OpenLaszlo?

I am an experienced web developer on a shoestring budget. What free or very inexpensive ways exist to create a website using Adobe Flash? Even low-level manipulations would be appreciated, like an ...
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SEO for multimedia site with little text

How would one optimize a flash website that consists primarily of images and video and has minimal text (i.e. only navigation), without changing the visual design of the site? If one were to use the ...
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Prezi HTML 5 & html5 book recommendation

I was wondering what were you thought on being able to build an app similar to prezi (presentation app) using HTML 5. Also while you're at it, I'm looking for a good HTML 5 book recommendation. ...
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Debugging "Flex error #1001" in Google results

In the little summary extract which Google displays about pages from a site I administer, there's frequently a Flash error message: Page Title www.example.com/.../Slug_of_the_page Flex ...
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Is there a way to test if a browser supports flash/silverlight?

I'm trying to determine if a browser that my content is being pushed to supports flash/silverlight. That way, if there is no support on the browser, I can interchange the flash/silverlight components ...
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Track clicks on Flash button in Google Analytics

Client is having a GoogleVoice's "Call me" button on their website and I'm trying to figure out how to set up a tracking for clicks on it as it's not standard link but Flash. Button (for those not ...
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flash slideshow needed with special license

I've been searching the web for an image flash slideshow similar to http://www.dwuser.com/flashslideshow/ or http://www.monoslideshow.com/ However, the main problem with those is the license. for ...
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Image editor Applet

I'm using codeigniter + jquery on a linux server and i want to integrate in my website a photo/image editor (after that an user have uploaded an image, he must be able to edit it), i need just some ...
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How to inspect if flash banner does not spread malware or is harmful to site visitors? [closed]

I would like to take a third party ad - flash banner on my site, I can place it as an iframe (to show a page with the banner, hosted on other domain), or I can host it myself. I have seen, when ...
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Are there any security considerations if users are allowed to upload flash files

Lets say I have a website where users are allowed to upload files which will be displayed publicly as a portfolio gallery. For example, users might upload screenshots of a website they designed, or a ...
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Why is video streaming so slow from my site?

I have some .flv files on my site and I've been using JWplayer to embed them into my webpages. The embedding looks like this: <embed flashvars="file=/tmp/<?php echo $row["location"]; ?>&...
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PDF page flip (open source) [closed]

I'm doing a web site for a client, and he requested a PDF page flip on it. I've been looking for sometime, but can't quite find anything appropriate. I have the URLs to PDFs in my database, and I ...
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Has anyone been able to convert a site's media content from flash to html5? [closed]

I'm looking to convert a site from Flash based video to HTML5, the current video uses time marks to display slides (kind of like how youtube has ads on their videos). But the difference between ...
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How to create custom flash advertisment in Google?

Can we create custom flash advertisement for Google ad-sense? like yahoo does? I tried on my adwords account but there is no way except followings, 1) Upload custom image advertisement. 2) Update ...
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How to make an apDiv show up in same spot on all browsers

I'm pretty new to the whole webmaster stuff and am just trying to format a slideshow on my homepage to be in a certain area with an apDiv, but as soon as I use another browser it's in a different ...
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Protect streamed videos

I am for html5/flash video player to play videos (stream) on a website and we want to protect our material as much as we can. any suggestions ? Edit We want it to limit the download of the video and ...
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How to track Google Analytics of Adobe Air app?

I have written an Adobe Air desktop application that tracks a bunch of websites and displays images from the websites in the app. I'd like to make it so that the webmasters can see that page views are ...
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What type of video player is this?

I'm looking for something like this video player (http://www.be-creative.tv/#/brian-Leonard-02-02/) or something very similar. Does anyone have any ideas? Doesn't necessarily have to be free. HTML 5 ...
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Updating to Flex 4, need advice

Our users are older salespeople, most of whom don't understand the concept of a plugin, so telling them to update their flash player is not an option (I have tried in the past). However, updating our ...
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Embedded youtube video does not show in IE8 64bit

When embedding a youtube video on my website, i get a box with a red 'x' in Internet Explorer(64 bit) Any ways to fix this?
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scorecardresearch dot com: weird tracking pixel

I'm seeing very weird behaviour in relation to this domain and a tracking image. On a specific page on our site, I'm seeing a script that's being added dynamically, apparently via flash (I wasn't even ...
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Is it safe to delete crossdomain.xml now that Flash is no longer supported

A website I have contributed to has a crossdomain.xml file live. Through my personal Googling it seems that this file is related exclusively related to cross domain permissions for Adobe Flash. As ...
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How to convert from SWF to HTML5 and transfer to IPAD? [duplicate]

I made an Interactive animation by using Flash. But my clients wants an HTML version. And all they need is to play it in IPAD. My question is, Does anybody know how convert from SWF to HTML5 and ...
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Is a Video Sitemap feasible when the video is SWF and the other is a fallback copy in MP4?

I want to create a Google-friendly Video Sitemap (details here) for pages on my website that feature cartoon animations. The problem is, the video files are in two formats - SWF and MP4. I'm using the ...
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Can we control whether Flash passes a referrer or not when it fetches video content?

I have noticed that in Firefox when playing a mp4/flv file via a swf player, A referrer is not sent from the swf player. However if we switch over to Chrome, a referrer is sent. With this being said, ...
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Does anyone know about some Flash or JS image gallery that allows multiple image selection simultaneously?

I need to show a list of image thumbnails, and the user should be able to select one or more images from this list and then the selected images should be "best fit" displayed. For example, with 3 ...
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Is there a single video compression settings set that will allow the same file be used for Flash .flv and iPhone H.264 playback?

Since flv supports H.264 playback and iPhone/iPad also supports h.264 playback are there any compression settings that can be used to support playback on both platforms without needing to store/serve ...
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