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Windows RT: More Domains Will Come to Flash Whitelist

This is the best time for Adobe Flash Player who continues to be an irreplaceable program in traditional PC. This is the worst time for Adobe Flash Player who has lost support of Android and iOS devices for being a vulnerable and power consuming application in mobile market. However, contrary to most people’s predictions, Windows 8 devices are not going to follow suit. In fact, giving the fact that Microsoft is trying to add more domain names to Flash whitelist in Windows RT, Windows 8 devices will be provided with better Flash support in the future.

Flash Whitelist

What is on earth the Flash whitelist? It is true that Windows 8 has used Adobe Flash Player as a built-in plugin. However, as the versions of IE 10 vary, supports to Flash contents on Windows 8 differ. If users are using desktop IE 10 on Windows 8 Pro, they can enjoy Flash on Windows 8 devices without limitations. If they are running IE 10 on Windows RT or Metro, they are only allowed to visit Flash contents on limited websites. The list that includes those trusted websites are named Flash whitelist.

The reason for the birth of Flash whitelist can be easily seen. Since Adobe Flash Player is not an evil program, it is those poorly-secured Flash programs that bring bad reputations to Adobe Flash Player. Therefore, the solution to turn vulnerable Adobe Flash Player to become a safe application is to blacklist those hostile Flash contents. This is exactly the task Windows RT and Metro tries to manage with the Flash whitelist. Generally speaking, the most influential Flash based websites like YouTube will be added to the Flash whitelist in the first place and then other domains who have pasted the tests of Microsoft. So far, over 1000 domains are included in the Flash whitelist of Windows RT and Microsoft is working on to get more reliable Flash websites for users.

Just as every coin gets two sides, Flash whitelist makes Windows RT a securer system but brings troubles to users. Obviously, the existing domains in Flash whitelist is far from enough when compared with thousands of existing Flash based websites. Therefore, problems like playing Flash content on Surface RT turns out to be a headache of most Windows RT users when they are visiting websites that are out of the Flash whitelist.  Currently speaking, converting Flash content to Surface RT video seems to be the best idea. However, when the not fully bakes Windows RT becomes mature, those Flash websites get big chances to be included in the Flash whitelist if they are not hostile content based or poorly designed.

4 Major Updates of Adobe Flash Player 11.6 and Adobe AIR 3.6

With the rising of Flash Player alternatives, the fall of Adobe Flash Player becomes a certainty. In an attempt to pave way for the development of HTML5, Adobe decides to distract its attentions from Adobe Flash Player. However, if one asserts the quick death of Adobe Flash Player, he will prove himself wrong. Actually, Adobe Flash Player still plays a crucial role in video and gaming entertainment. Therefore, Adobe Flash Player is frequently updated. In August, Adobe released Adobe Flash Player 11.5; in December, Adobe Flash Player 11.6 is debut.

One thing to notice is that only beta version of Adobe Flash Player 11.6 is given so that it may not as stable as one has expected. Flash Player 11.6 adds support to both Windows (Windows 8 system excluded) and Mac systems as either a plugin or an ActiveX. Generally speaking, Windows 8 users can update Flash Player to version 11.6 via the updates released by Microsoft. Along with Flash Player 11.6 come the release of Adobe AIR 3.6 and various new features. Therefore, this post will cover four major updates in Adobe Flash Player 11.6 and Adobe Air 3.6.

1. New security updates

New bug fix for Adobe FLash Player

As a cross-platform application, Adobe Flash Player is the main target of many hackers. In 2012 alone, various system flaws caused by vulnerable Adobe Flash Player has been traced and fixed. This is also a main factor leading to the fall of Adobe Flash Player. In fact, bug-fixing sets the main tune for most updated of Adobe Flash Player. As one of the major updates of Adobe Flash Player 11.6, new security updates are aiming to provide solutions to fix existing bugs that may bring the program potential flaws, threat the stability of the application, make the app incompatible with most devices and affect the performance of Adobe Flash Player.

2. Improved UI

Flash Player 11.6

The simple and plain UI of Adobe Flash Player has been criticized for years. Finally, a few changes have done to it in the latest Adobe Flash Player.  In the new UI, permission dialog is moved to the middle of the screen and a “Cancel” button is added when playing in full screen mode. Though this major update of Flash Player 11.6 has not done much help to beautify the UI of the program, it does provide users simple operations and more powerful functions.

3. Batch mode support

Multiple SWF files

As an important update of Adobe AIR 3.6 exclusively designed for developer, batch mode enables users to load multiple SWF files using the Loader class. When the loading has been done, developers can employ the SWF files in an AIR iOS application. The maximum number of the SWF files allowed for importation is related to the capability of the computer. Moreover, only those SWF files sharing the same application domain can be processed in batch mode.

4. Display resolution limitation

Adobe Flash AIR

Here comes another Adobe AIR 3.6 update for developers. When developers have defined a screen resolution with a tag named requestedDisplayResolution, all the devices with that display resolution will be banned accesses to applications developed by Adobe AIR 3.6. Of course, this update of Adobe AIR 3.6 is mainly employed to design applications for iOS devices.    

3 Methods to Install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5

Adobe Flash Player is a vulnerable mobile app. Therefore, Apple has excluded it from the supporting list of iPhone mobiles. Though the move has prevented potential security flaws of iOS systems, it has indeed brought some troubles to iPhone 5 users. Since Adobe Flash Player is still the dominator in online video and gaming fields, watching YouTube videos or enjoying online games on iPhone 5 calls for the help of third-party apps.

Install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone

Generally speaking, a common ways to help users enjoy Flash on iPhone 5 is to install favored third-party app like Skyfire and iSwifter. However, none of them can work as flawlessly as Adobe Flash Player on streaming Flash movie. To this extent, the best way to access Flash content on iPhone 5 is to install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5. However, the installation of Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5 sounds almost like a fancy story to many users. Then can it be done? Can users install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5? The answer is not a negative one. In fact, this post will cover three methods to help users install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5.

Method One: Install Cloud Browse

Install Cloud Browse

Since direct installation of Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5 is forbidden, users can only manage the installation in an indirect way. As a third-party designed to help users play Flash movies on iPhone 5 via Flash Player, Cloud Browse makes the installation of Flash Player on iPhone 5 a reality. In fact, the app works as a bridge connecting a desktop Firefox running on a server and the iPhone mobile. When users open a Flash game, Cloud Browse will control the server to make sure the Flash game is played by the remote controlled Firefox. In a word, Cloud Browse is the app to help user player Flash movie on iPhone 5 using desktop Firefox. The installation of the app requires 2.99 dollars and the use of the app calls for 9.99-dollar subscription per month.

Method Two: Jailbreak the iPhone 5

Jailbreak iPhone

For users who want to install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5 in a low-budget way, they can take this method into serious consideration. Once the iPhone mobile is jailbroken, no limitations from Apple including the banned installation of Adobe Flash Player will make sense. After installing Frash, which is equally powerful as Adobe Flash Player, on iPhone 5, the jailbroken device will be compatible with Adobe Flash. To manage the installation, jailbreak iPhone 5, create a folder named “Cydia” in Media directory, a folder named AutoInstall inside Cydia, download Frash file and put Frash file to AutoInstall folder. However, the method won’t work before iPhone 5 jailbreak is available.

Method Three: Run Android on iPhone 5

Run Android on iPhone

Here comes a method to install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5 for science geeks: replace the iOS 6 system of iPhone 5 with an Android system. This idea may sound crazy to people who regard purchasing an Android mobile as a better solution, but it works at least. When users have changed iPhone 5 from an iOS 6 device to an Android mobile, installing Adobe Flash Player will be much easier. For users who want to figure out ways to install Android on iPhone 5, a six-step tutorial is provided. When the work has been done, users need to do extra steps to install Adobe Flash Player on the converted iPhone 5. Of course, it won’t be a trouble for science geeks.

3 Methods to Play Flash on Jelly Bean

Though Adobe Flash Player is a vulnerable app, there is no means to judge it as an outdated app. Since loftily expected Adobe Flash alternatives like HTML 5 are still under development, Adobe Flash Player is still a necessity for most online video websites or online gaming sites. Even though websites like YouTube can provide users video contents based on HTML5, most video sites are still heavily Flash-dependent. Before the release of Jelly Bean, playing Flash on Android device will be just a piece of cake. However, after Android 4.1 is designed as a system incompatible to Adobe Flash Player, playing Flash on Jelly Bean has troubled many users.

For movie fans, they desire to watch Flash movie on Jelly Bean devices and for game lovers, they want to play Flash games on Jelly Bean devices. Therefore, users need to figure out ways to play Flash on Jelly Bean. Since this is not an easy task, this post will cover three methods on enjoying Flash with Jelly Bean. The first two will deal with the ways to install Flash Player on Jelly Bean devices while the last one will show the steps to convert Flash for Jelly Bean devices.

Method One: Install Adobe Flash Player on Jelly Bean

With the help of Adobe Flash Player, playing Flash on Jelly Bean won’t be a problem. However, since Adobe Flash Player has added Jelly Bean devices to the blacklist, users can only install side-loaded Adobe Flash player on Jelly Bean instead of officially downloaded Adobe Flash Player. When users have downloaded the side-downloaded app, they also need the assistance of third-party mobile browsers like Dolphin and Firefox that still support Adobe Flash Player. Open “Settings menu” of the Jelly Bean device and check “Unknown sources” to make sure the side-loader Flash Player can be installed. After that, install the Flash Player, start the browser and then uncheck “Flash Player” option in browser settings. Then users can play Flash on Jelly Bean devices freely. However, since the installation of side-loaded app will bring potential risks to the devices, users had better try other methods to play Flash on Jelly Bean before they can find a reliable side-loaded Adobe Flash Player.

Method Two: Downgrade Jelly Bean to ICS

Downgrade from Jelly Bean to ICS

Theoretically speaking, ICS is still supported by Adobe Flash Player. Therefore, once users can downgrade the Jelly Bean device to ICS one, they can easily play Flash on the reverted Jelly Bean device. However, not all the Jelly Bean devices can be downgraded. Usually, users are only allowed to downgrade the Android devices that are updated to Jelly Bean manually. Moreover, the downgrading process calls for users’ knowledge about booting and flashing different ROMs. After Adobe Flash’s retreating from Android market on August 15, users can’t find the download link of Adobe Flash Player on Google Player. Therefore, after switching the mobile system from Jelly Bean to ICS, users also need to download the right version of Adobe Flash Player from this page.

Method Three: Convert Flash for Jelly Bean device

Convert Flash for Jelly Bean

Some users may feel installing Adobe Flash Player on Jelly Bean unnecessary when they are content with the HTML5 based sites. Therefore, when they want to play some Flash movies on Jelly Bean devices, they may find converting Flash movie more charming than installing Adobe Flash Player. To this extent, they can refer to Moyea SWF to Video Converter to manage the conversion from Flash contents to Jelly Bean devices friendly videos such as converting Flash contents to Google Nexus 7 video. This method is an easy way for them to play Flash on Jelly Bean.

Top 4 Flash Player Alternatives in Mobile Market

With the advancement of science and technology, mobile is playing a more and more important role in people’s entertainment. Nowadays, people can not only record videos or play music with mobiles but also watch YouTube movies via mobiles. However, as mobile users’ demands of accessing to YouTube video via mobiles increases, the mobile market share of Adobe Flash Player is decreasing drastically. In most cases, mobiles without Flash Player can gain no access to YouTube videos. Therefore, Flash Player alternatives are highly desired in mobile market.

Right after iPhone‘s rejection to Adobe Flash, Jelly Bean device has excluded support to Adobe Flash in system design. Though Windows mobile still leaves a place for Adobe Flash, it is most likely to follow suit after security flaws caused by Adobe Flash has been founded in Windows 8. Therefore, Flash Player alternatives are quite necessary. Without Flash Player alternatives, the absence of Adobe Flash in mobile market will lead to the turmoil of the market. Luckily, the mobile market has gotten such Flash Player alternatives already. Therefore, this post will show you top four Flash alternatives in mobile market.

1. HTML 5: Flash Player alternative for all mobiles


As the major competitor of Adobe Flash Player, HTML5 gains the final victory in the battle of Adobe Flash vs HTML5. Even Adobe has decided to switch its attentions from Adobe Flash to HTML5 in the future. Once HTML5 is widely adopted, the era of Adobe Flash will end. For video websites with HTML5 support, Adobe Flash Player is no longer a necessity to watch online videos. Therefore, the popularization of HTML5 will help mobile users to enjoy YouTube videos freely.

2. Gianduia: Flash Player alternative for iPhone


It is a well-known story that Apple is working on its own Adobe Flash Player named Gianduia. Though there are few details about the loftily expected app, people believe that the alternative Flash Player will be no less powerful than mobile Adobe Flash. Moreover, according to the tradition of Apple, Gianduia is almost certain to be an app powerful in function and secure in design. The only problem is that the launch date of the Flash Player alternative is still unknown. Moreover, after YouTube app has been rejected by iOS 6, users need to figure out ways to watch YouTube videos with iOS 6 devices like iPhone 5.

3. Silverlight: Flash Player alternative for Windows mobile


In 2007, Microsoft is working on a Flash Player alternative named Silverlight. Unlike Gianduia, Silverlight was put in use in some certain fields. As a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple devices and operating systems, Silverlight seems to be an ideal Flash Player alternative in mobile market. To many people, it is quite surprising that Silverlight is not used as an official app for Windows 8 system. However, after Adobe Flash Player has lost its last chance in Windows 8, Silverlight may become an ideal choice for Windows mobile.

4. Adobe AIR: Flash Player alternative for Android mobile

Adobe AIR

As another product provided by Adobe, Adobe AIR is playing a more and more important role in Android market. As a cross-platform runtime environment designed to build Rich Internet Applications, Adobe AIR is now widely used to create apps for Android mobiles. Moreover, via Adobe AIR, people can help Android mobiles to gain access to online videos without Adobe Flash Player installed. For example, BBC had replaced Adobe Flash with Adobe Air in iPlayer a few weeks ago. Therefore, Adobe AIR can be viewed as a Flash Player alternative for Android mobile.

Microsoft and Adobe Jointly Fix Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities

Shortly after Adobe released a patch for Adobe Flash vulnerabilities, Microsoft had unveiled an update exclusively designed to fix the vulnerabilities of IE 10 brought by Adobe Flash Player. Since Windows 8 is not covered in Adobe’s solution, similar update from Microsoft is quite necessary. However, the fact that Microsoft and Adobe Flash jointly fix Adobe Flash vulnerabilities is still quite surprising.

The solution provided by Adobe only works on plug-in version of Adobe Flash or Adobe AIR. Since Adobe Flash becomes a built-in component of IE 10, vulnerabilities of Windows 8 are beyond the reach of Adobe‘s solution. That’s to say, solution from Microsoft is the only way to get rid of those Flash vulnerabilities caused by Adobe Flash Player in Windows 8. However, while the world believes the update will come after the launch date of Windows 8, Microsoft’s decision to debut the solution on the same date with that of Adobe is still out of everyone’s expectation.

Actually the cooperation between Microsoft and Adobe is full of such surprises. While most major operation systems were rejecting Adobe Flash, Windows 8 decided to leave a room for it. As an alternative app to Adobe Flash developed by Microsoft in 2007, Silverlight was even replaced by Adobe Flash as the built-in component of IE 10 to help users gain access to Flash content. After Flash vulnerabilities in IE 10 were found, everyone believed that Adobe Flash lost its last chance in Windows 8. However, now it seems that Windows 8 users need to handle with Adobe Flash for quite a long time.

As a vulnerable application, Adobe Flash has brought one security concern after another to PCs in 2012. According to the latest patch from Adobe, 25 Flash vulnerabilities were covered including 14 buffer overflows and 11 memory corruption flaws. After applying the patch, the Adobe Flash Player version will be updated to 11.4.402.287. Meanwhile, the update released by Microsoft named Security Advisory 2755801 aims to wipe out those Flash vulnerabilities in IE 10. The fix will be updated automatically in Windows 8 systems with default update settings. For users who have banned automatic update function, they need to fix the bug manually.

However, even with the support of Windows 8, Adobe Flash still witnesses a tough way lying ahead. For one thing, the vulnerable application will be ceased to update in just a few years; for another, alternative apps like HTML5, Silverlight from Microsoft and Gianduia from Apple will definitely become more and more popular in the future.   

Top 4 Alternative Apps to Adobe Flash Player for iPad Mini

In recent months, the releasing of Android tablets like Kindle Fire HD and Windows 8 tablets like Samsung ATIV Tab has threated the dominance of The new iPad. Therefore, in an attempt to consolidate its dominance in tablet market, Apple is about to release iPad Mini, the small-size iPad. However, as a device designed to provide users extraordinary entertaining experience, iPad Mini may not be that flawless in function.

It is known that Apple hates Adobe Flash while YouTube loves Adobe Flash. Therefore, iPad Mini users who happen to be Flash lovers or YouTube fans may feel disappointed because they can neither view Flash with iPad Mini nor gain access to YouTube video with iPad Mini. The situation is extremely troublesome after YouTube app has been removed from iOS 6 devices like iPad Mini. To some extent, finding methods to play Flash on iPad Mini is concerned by most iPad Mini users. Therefore, this post will list top 4 alternative apps to Adobe Flash Player for iPad Mini.

1. Alternative App for iPad Mini: Skyfire


As a web browser for iPad Mini, Skyfire is an alternative app designed to help users unlock Flash content in the Apple device or on YouTube. As a cloud based mobile browsing app, Skyfire is able to translate those Flash movies to iPad Mini friendly videos in a short time. In other words, it functions like an online Flash for iPad Mini converter. However it doesn’t support all video sites and it costs users about 4.99 dollars.

2. Alternative App for iPad Mini: iSwifter


Similar to Skyfire, iSwfiter is an iPad Mini app designed to replace Adobe Flash Player. The app is capable of converting Flash movies on YouTube to HTML5 based videos so that iPad Mini can gain access to them. To this extent, it functions equally the same as a powerful Flash to HTML5 converter. As an iPad Mini app with better compatibility than Skyfire, iSwifter is provided for free in the first seven days. After the trial period, 4.99 dollars is what one needs to pay.

3. Alternative App for iPad Mini: Gianduia


As the rumored Flash Player killer, Gianduia was first recognized by the world in 2009 as Apple’s choice to replace Adobe Flash Player. However, till now, the loftily-expected app is still staying in the laboratory. Theoretically, Gianduia will function equally if not more powerful as Adobe Flash Player in playing Flash files or handling YouTube videos. According to the latest iPad Mini rumors, Gianduia may first appear in the latest iPad tablet. Once the rumor is proven to be true, iPad Mini users can enjoy Flash freely with their devices.

4. Alternative App for iPad Mini: iOSFlashVideo


Though iOSFlashVideo is neither a web browser nor a media player, it enables users to enjoy Flash files with iPad Mini freely as well. As a bookmarklet, iOSFlashVideo only works when users have installed OPlayer beforehand. To play YouTube video on iPad Mini with this app, users need to save the page as a bookmark, open the bookmark, choose iOSFlashVideo, delete all the characters before “javascript” and hit “Done” button. Though the operation may be quite complicated, the app is provided for free.

Top 5 Must-knows about Adobe Flash Player 11.5

As the finalized date of HTML5 stopped in 2014, the world seems to be quite confident towards the feature of HTML5. However, as the loser in the battle of Adobe Flash vs HTML5, Adobe Flash Player will still be the dominator in the market for a certain time. As a tool with good compatibility, Adobe Flash Player is designed as a cross-platform application accessible to 99% web browsers. Based on its importance, Adobe continuously updates the software even after deciding to focus more attention on the development of HTML5.

To help users get better experience on watching online videos or playing online games, Adobe had released Adobe Flash Player 11.5, the latest version of this product. Comparing to its predecessors, Adobe Flash Player 11.5 not only fixed those existing bugs, but also gained several new features. Therefore, for those who are curious of Adobe Flash Player 11.5, this post will show them top 5 must-knows about Adobe Flash Player 11.5.

1. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: File Size

Flash Player 11.5

One will definitely be surprised by the file size of Adobe Flash Player. According to the tradition, the newly updated Adobe Flash Player would be a file no more than 10 Megabytes. However, the file size of Flash Player 11.5 jumps to about 16 Megabytes. Then what has been added to the new Flash Player? It seems to be codes, a vast sea of codes. Therefore, Adobe Flash Player 11.5 will definitely good in stability and powerful in function.

2. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: Desktop App

Desktop version of Flash Player 11.5

In this update, Adobe points that Adobe Flash Player 11.5 is exclusively designed as a desktop application. It seems that after the quitting of Adobe Flash Player from Google Play, Adobe Flash Play has given up the mobile market. Moreover, it also means that Android mobile users, even those who has devices running systems from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0 will not able to make full use of the latest Adobe Flash Player.  

3. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: Adobe AIR

Flash Player and Flash AIR

Along with Adobe Flash Player, Adobe also released Adobe AIR 3.5. After BBC had decided to replace Adobe Flash with Adobe AIR in iPlayer, Adobe AIR seems to be the new attempt given by Adobe to gain mobile market. Unlike Adobe Flash Player 11.5, Adobe Air 3.5 not only provides desktop version and Android version but also AIR SDK.

4. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: Windows 8 Excluded

Flash Player and Win8

While Windows 8 seems to be an operating system with high competitiveness, it is quite surprising that Adobe Flash Player 11.5 has excluded Windows 8 into its supporting list. According to the release note unveiled by Adobe, Adobe Flash Player 11.5 is designed to be compatible to Windows systems like XP/Vista/7 only. However, there are also ways to help Adobe Flash Player 11.5 accessible to Windows 8. For example, users can download Flash Player 11.5 as a plug in for IE 10, the web browser of Windows 8.

5. Must-known about Flash Player 11.5: Cross-platform Support

Flash Player and Mac

One shall notice that Adobe Flash Player 11.5 is an application with supports to multiple platforms. There are not only designed for Windows systems but also for Mac systems. Reluctant as Apple is, it must admit that Adobe Flash Player is a necessity for Mac systems. Generally speaking, there are two forms of Adobe Flash Player 11.5, active-x version and plug in version. For Windows systems lower than Windows 8, active-x version is preferred while for Windows 8 and Mac systems, only the plug in version works.

Mobile Market Demand Turns Right but Adobe Flash Turns Left

After Adobe announced its plan to cease the development program for Adobe Flash, the discussion of the death of Adobe Flash has never ceased. Though there are various alternative apps in the market, none of them are powerful enough. However, the market is eager to getting rid out of Adobe Flash. Therefore, one can sense interesting phenomena: mobile market demand turns right but Adobe Flash turns left. While mobile market demand for Flash is increasing, support to Adobe Flash Player is decreasing.

Adobe Flash Player

Mobile market is a sector that Adobe Flash Player never really cared before. Therefore, after making several mistakes, Adobe could do nothing but witness the fall of Adobe Flash Player in mobile market. However, it is not easy to drive Adobe Flash out of mobile market. For one thing, as an app exclusively designed for online video websites, Adobe Flash is the only choice for mobiles to get access to YouTube videos. For another, the rising of alternative apps like HTML 5 are not good enough to replace Adobe Flash.

With wide range of usage, someone asserted that Adobe Flash will remain popular. However, to his surprise, things completely went out of control. The truth is more and more mobiles, especially those favored ones, can’t wait breaking ties with Adobe Flash. It was iPhone that made the first attempt and other mobiles like Nokia phones and Android cells decided to follow suit. Adobe Flash also made its revenges by quitting Google Play. Therefore, at present, not only Jelly Bean mobiles fail to install Flash Player but also Gingerbread devices.

Contrary to the lessening mobile support to Adobe Flash, the market welcomes a rising demand for the same application. With the development of science and technology, mobile has turned out to be a mini version of computer. Without YouTube support, a device can’t name itself powerful multimedia tool. YouTube support can’t be achieved without Adobe Flash. Then market demand for Flash Player increases. At present, the mobile market is now in a situation where mobile support to Adobe Flash is downhill and requirement for Adobe Flash is rising.

For mobile makers, there are many reasons to reject Adobe Flash. It is brings security concerns, it is energy-consuming and it crashes quite often. However, there is one reason to support Adobe Flash and this one makes a difference. There are no alternative apps to satisfy users’ rising demand for Adobe Flash. Though Apple is working on a similar app, it is not available at present. HTML 5 has been a favored choice but never put into practice in a large scale. BBC had replaced Adobe Flash with Adobe Air in iPlayer but the power of the media player is still a myth. Therefore, Adobe Flash Player is still the best choice to meet user’s increasing demand.

Currently, mobile users want the function of Adobe Flash Player while makers are reluctant to provide them. As a result, when getting the latest mobile, users are trying to find ways to watch Flash on iPhone 5, install Adobe Flash on Jelly Bean devices or download YouTube videos with mobiles. To this extent, users are in great pains in the situation where Adobe Flash turns left and mobile market demand turns right. The only way to release the agony is to bring Adobe Flash back to the supporting list. However, this is not likely to happen.

An Efficient Method to Convert SWF to PDF

The year 2012 has witnessed the prosperity of The new iPad, the innovation of Microsoft Surface, the popularity of Samsung Galaxy S3 and the poor situation of Adobe Flash. In recent days, Google had declared that support to Adobe Flash in Google Nexus 7 is not included in their plan. Moreover, though Microsoft is still considering whether to support Adobe Flash or not in its Surface tablet, it is predicted that the software giant will probably follow suit.

However, though Adobe Flash is marching downhill, it is still widely used in many fields at present. When we want to watch a video online, we usually find that Adobe Flash Player is still a necessity to manage this. Moreover, many educational organizations tend to keep their training documents as SWF files because they are small in storage and no compatibility will ever occur once they are converted to .exe files.

However, this brings some troubles to those learners because they only get a limited time to view all the content. A feasible way to help them solve the problem is to convert SWF files to PDF files which are usually recognized as e-books. Here the post will present you an efficient method to manage the conversion from SWF to PDF.

I. Convert SWF file to JPG images

In order to convert SWF file to JPG images, one can refer to Moyea SWF to Video Converter, a powerful SWF to image converter. Do the following steps.

1. Download and launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter and then open it. Click “Browser…” button and then choose “From Folders” in the drop-down menu to import the SWF file.

Import SWF

2. Click “Export” tab and then check “Image series“. Set the output files as JPG images in the drop-down menu of “Style“.

Choose JPG

3. Click “Setting” button to enter Profile panel. Then set related image parameters like “Image Size“, “Frame Rate” and “Compression Quality“.

Settings Panel

4. Choose “Convert” tab and then click “Play and Capture” to start capturing. When the Flash file ends, click “End” button to start the conversion process. Pretty soon, the SWF file will be converted as JPG images.


II. Convert JPG images to PDF file

Actually with Microsoft Word 2007, you can easily convert JPG images to a single PDF file. Follow those steps below.

1. Download and launch a plug in for Microsoft Words 2007 named Microsoft Save as PDF or XPS.

2. Then open Microsoft Word 2007, click “Insert” tab and choose “Picture” icon to import all the JPG images you have just converted.

Import JPG

3. Click Office Button then click “Save As” and choose “PDF or XPS” option in the drop-down menu. Then click “Publish” button.


4. After all those steps, the JPG images will be converted to PDF file.

All in all, with all those steps, users can convert SWF file to PDF file. Then with related applications like Adobe PDF Reader, users can watch the PDF file easily and freely. For more ideas on this, you are welcomed to share with us in the message board below.