YouTube announced yesterday that they are ending support for auto uploads from webcams. Users can still record from webcams using third party applications. It can then be uploaded to YouTube. The direct upload is a feature not too many people use. The application uses Adobe Flash which YouTube has already kick to the curb earlier this year.
If you’re tired of all the vulnerabilities with the Adobe’s Flash Player, you may not need this piece of software after all since most video players nowadays are HTML5 video compliant. There might be a program or two that needs Flash. As an option, you can run Flash safely inside the Chrome sandbox. Here are the uninstall programs that you need to remove Flash on both Windows and Mac OS.
- Mac OS 10.5 and later (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, or Yosemite.)
- Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 (Tiger or Leopard.)
Cyber criminals exploiting Adobe Flash. Again. It’s time for Flash to go away. Pretty much every browser nowadays support HTML5 videos.
Adobe Flash in Ubuntu Linux is slow as molasses. I’ve noticed it while playing Bejeweled Blitz in Facebook. I’ve tried installing different plugins like Shockwave, Gnash, Adobe Flash and Adobe Flash 10, but none made Flash any faster. The Flash games lagged so bad that they were practically impossible to play.
While googling tonight, I came across a website suggesting that I install a Flash plugin called Flashblock-Addon. This add-on plugin disables all Flash programs in a page from loading automatically. The programs can be played manually by clicking on the play button.
The reason this plugin works is because the Adobe Flash plugin for Linux is not tuned properly. This is not a Linux issue, but an Adobe one. The problem is particularly telling if a page has multiple instances of Flash programs running.
The plugin merely disables all flash programs from running automatically. The user can pick and choose which one they want to run limiting the number of Flash instances running in the background.
It’s not really a fix, but more of a workaround.
To install the Flashblock-Addon, you can download it from here.