What happens to Flash at the end of 2020?

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What happens to Flash at the end of 2020?

Post by g8gtz » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:26 am

There is starting to be rumours flying around about the demise of Flash at the end of 2020, so for clarification:

Flash has not been abolished (to use a term seen on Facebook recently!) all that happens at the end of the year is that browers (Firefox etc) will no longer support flash and you will not be able to use them to be able to watch Flash streams - just like Chrome today.

However, encoders will still generate Flash, our servers will still accept it and you will be able to use VLC, Portsdown and other devices to watch it.

All our stream users can today select to use HTML5 simply by ticking a box on their member's dashboard - this will enable the stream to be viewed on any platform but with a significantly longer delay.

However, we are making plans to integrate another low delay codec in the near future. For more info make sure you watch Phil M0DNY's talk at CAT20 next weekend. viewtopic.php?f=128&t=6973

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Re: What happens to Flash at the end of 2020?

Post by G8GKQ » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:00 am

Well said Noel

I would add that if a stream owner selects his stream as HTML5 on their "BATC member's dashboard webpage", the stream remains available as a flash stream as well, so users with VLC or Portsdowns can continue to receive low-latency streams whilst those using non-flash-capable viewing systems will see the slightly delayed HTML5 stream.


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