Computer: Adobe Flash Player – Shockwave – in Mozilla Firefox

The Situation with my Graphics

My older websites do use vector graphics in Shockwave format – originally produced by Feehand and converted from .fla to .swf

In the long run I am planning to convert .swf to a more open and modern format ( like .svg or html5 or ….)

At the moment I want to keep my older websites “alive”, so I need to know how to embed SWF-files in HTML and how to render them in the important Web Browsers (Mozilla Firefox,…)

My traditional website, that I want to keep “alive” is:  http://www.kr8.de (original) resp. http://web.kr8.de (converted to bootstap).

Adobe Flashplayer

As I understood, I need Adobe Flashplayer as a plugin into my web browser in order to render my SWF graphics properly.

My favorite web browser is Mozilla Firefox. With Firefox version 43.04 I was unable to install the Adobes Flashplayer plugin.
With Mozilla Firefox 28.0 the installation of the Adobe Flash Plugin went well. To be exact: I installed Shockwave Flash 22.0.0.209 as a plugin to Mozilla Firefox 28.0.

Rendering SWF in HTML

My SWF files showed up perfectly on my HTML-Pages in Mozilla Firefox.
Example: http://web.kr8.de/ldap.html

This is the code I used for embedding the SWL into the HTML:

<object align=”left” classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ codebase=”http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,0,0″ width=”294″ height=”126″>
<param name=”movie” value=”img/ldap.swf” />
<param name=”wmode” value=”transparent” />
<param name=”quality” value=”high” />
<embed quality=”high” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” src=”img/ldap.swf” width=”294″ height=”126″  wmode=”transparent” />
</embed>
</object>

Potential Problems

  • Use the right file path in the SRC parameter e.g. src=”img/ldap.swf”
  • Use wmode=”transparent”
  • Other Firefox-Plugins may interfere with the Shockwave Flash plugin, e.g. Shockwave Director or others…

Als SVG-Grafik geht es ganz einfach

Wenn wir statt Shockwave das SVG-Format nehmen, geht es einfacher:

Computer: iPad vs. Android Tablets

Gehört zu: Tablets
Siehe auch: iPad, Android

Vergleich iPad vs. Android-Tablets

I have both, an

  • iPad 2 ( Display 2048×1536)
  • Android 4.0 Tablet: Acer Iconia Tab A500. (Display WXGA 1280×800)
  • Android 4.0 Tablet: Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (Display 1920×1080 “Full HD”)
Vergleich iPad vs. Android Tablet
iPad Android Tablet Comment
Very easy usage ++ (-) personal taste
Stylish appearence (e.g. thin etc) ++ + Asus is equally thin
Display resolution ++ ++ I personally could live with 1280×720 HD
Charging with 5V (via USB power adapter / PC / external battery) + important for mobile usage
Icons per Screen 20+4 56 ridiculous iPad restriction, but not decisive for me
USB-Host- for external devices (flash drive, card reader, 3G,..) ++ I love USB flash drives to quickly interchange my large video files
Open file system (E.g.: One video file stored on the device can be played by different Video-Apps installed) ++ I want to try (and even use in parallel) different Apps for the same purpose i.e. working with the same files
Support of Adobe Flash within the Web Browser ++ My QNAP NAS has a flash-based Web interface. This can be used on Android “as is”. Wheras on iPad I need an extra App (if available)
Quantity of usefull Apps ++ + Android is getting much better, but iPad is unbeaten

Durch das konsequente Abschotten gegen Industriestandards, die das Nutzen von vorhandenen Lösungen per Standard-Architekturen (z.B. Web-Browser mit Adobe Flash, externe USB-Geräte,…) ermöglichen, ist Apple gezwungen für jedes und alles eine individuelle propieträre Sonderlocke als “App” anzubieten. Womit die Chance besteht, eine eigenlich über Standards mögliche Funktionalität in propietärem Gewand “schicker” darzubieten.