How to Make it Possible to Play Flash Videos on iPad/iPhone with Ease
If you want to watch Flash videos or play Flash games on your iPhone or iPad, you'll come across a bit of a problem: iOS doesn't offer support for Flash.Flash wasn't supported because it lacked full support for touch screens, it created security and performance issues, it ate into battery life and it created an extra layer between the developer and the operating system. Now that Adobe has dumped Flash for Mobile, it's safe to say we won't ever see official Flash support on the iPad, but that doesn't mean you can't get Flash to work. We'll look at a few ways to play Flash on the iPad.
Most who come across Flash content on a mobile device will avoid it, but for times when you might urgently need to access it here are a couple of solutions to try.
None of these solutions let you play Flash natively on your device, they transcode it remotely and let you watch or work with the results. Be warned, the process can make the Flash on iOS playback experience a little laggy (just like real Flash), but you can at least access the content with just about enough control to play Flash-based games. You can also use alternative browsers to access other Websites, like any other browser.
Photon Browser seems to be the most popular choice for iPad and iPhone users that require Flash support. It's a £4.99 app for iPad and £3.99 for iPhone that acts as a good alternative browser to Safari, and also has a Flash mode that you turn on by tapping the lightning bolt icon in the top right corner.
Admittedly, turning on Flash does make the browser a little slow, and it's not the most attractive interface, but it certainly does the trick. We were able to create a Moshi Monster with no trouble at all on our iPad and iPhone using Photon Browser, though.
The Photon Browser also allows you to use the on-screen keyboard for keyboard commands to the Flash app and to choose from different game controls.
Puffin Web Browser
The Puffin Web Browser has both a free version and a paid version, which removes the advertisements from the free version. Not only does it have support for playing Flash video and running Flash games, it gives you the choice of a virtual Trackpad or virtual Gamepad in order to better control those games.
Unlike the Photon Browser, Puffin is a fairly good web browser. It is lightning quick with a strong user interface. Unfortunately, access to bookmarks is strangely hidden within the menu system instead of appearing on display on the main screen, which is enough for many users to run back to Safari. And if users need another reason to use another browser, it will be the advertisements, which can get annoying. Though the easy solution to that dilemma would be to purchase the paid version.
Best Method: Convert Flash Video to iPad/iPhone
While your flash videos have been downloaded on your Mac, you actually can use Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to convert and transfer the flash video to iPad directly:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
It is specially designed for users to manage videos on iPhone, iPad,and iPod touch. It allows you to transfer any video to iOS devices for playback without incompatibility issues. During the transferring process, the software will convert the videos to iOS device friendly format.
Step by Step: Convert and Watch Flash Videos on iPad
Step 1: Load your target Flash file by clicking "Add File".
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, click "Add File" button to load the Flash files you want to convert to iPad.
Step 2: Select an output format for the new iPad and set the output folder.
Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and choose the Common video>H.264 Video(*.mp4). You can also choose from “iPad”. All the formats in its sublist are compatible video format for the new iPad. Now, you can set the output folder.
Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters for iPad.
Click the “Settings” icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 4: Start converting flash video to MP4 for the iPad on Mac.
Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Flash Video to iPad on Mac
immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
Bingo! That's it! When the conversion is done you can upload the output videos to your iPad Pro, the new iPad or iPad 3 and enjoy it any time you like! This professional Flash to iPad Video Converter for Mac is specially designed for iPad, in order to assist iPad users to enjoy any videos on iPad/iPhone as easily as possible.