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Video [Q] What are you using for Flash Player?

My Galaxy S4 on stock rooted 4.3 displays videos on Facebook and other sites just fine using Chrome. But my G Pad will not. After clicking on a video link, I get a message that I need to install Adobe Flash player but that my device does not support it. I searched XDA and everything I found says Chrome is not compatible. But Chrome is obviously compatible since it works on my S4. Any ideas how to get around it? I'm stock rooted on my G Pad.
 
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My Galaxy S4 on stock rooted 4.3 displays videos on Facebook and other sites just fine using Chrome. But my G Pad will not. After clicking on a video link, I get a message that I need to install Adobe Flash player but that my device does not support it. I searched XDA and everything I found says Chrome is not compatible. But Chrome is obviously compatible since it works on my S4. Any ideas how to get around it? I'm stock rooted on my G Pad.
There's a KitKat compatible Flash Player .APK floating around the xda forums.. Basically some framework needed to use Flash was removed from Android in KitKat, that made it impossible to use Flash, but then a dev repacked this framework into Flash Player .APK itself and relinked the paths. So.. Basically you will have to search for that special .APK, (It is over in the Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 2013 forums somewhere.)

They recommend using Dolphin Browser and Dolphin Jetpack along with this .APK.. But I guess you could try other Flash compatible browsers such as Maxton, Boat and Holo Browser.

Who knows. It works at least for me.

Also Chrome isn't compatible with Flash, never have been and never will be. It must have been something else.. HTML5 or whatever they use these days. Chrome has never been able to play Flash content.

Hope this helps.

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Yea, I've seen that thread about it. But I'm currently on stock 4.2.2. And I agree about Chrome, that's what I've heard too. But seriously, it works on my S4. I can use Chrome on both my phone and tablet, navigate to the same exact site, and click on the same exact link. It will play on the S4 and give me the error on the G Pad about needing flash player and my device not being compatible. I'll ask in the S4 forum to see if anyone knows why/how it works. Appreciate the quick response CuraeL.
 
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Yea, I've seen that thread about it. But I'm currently on stock 4.2.2. And I agree about Chrome, that's what I've heard too. But seriously, it works on my S4. I can use Chrome on both my phone and tablet, navigate to the same exact site, and click on the same exact link. It will play on the S4 and give me the error on the G Pad about needing flash player and my device not being compatible. I'll ask in the S4 forum to see if anyone knows why/how it works. Appreciate the quick response CuraeL.
How about the "Request Desktop Site" in Chrome drop down menu? Is it enabled on one of the devices. I reckon it will work better if it's not set to request desktop since it may use a mobile player plug-in instead. Perhaps that's the catch?

If not, then I don't understand how Chrome is doing anything, it has never been able to.. ;/

But yeah, maybe the Sammy S4 boys know something we don't, lol. ^^

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