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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Notice when flash not installed

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Moses, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

    When Flash is not installed on a system, a notice should show up telling the user to install it if they want to see the content. Currently with XF, there is no notice, just an area of whitespace where the video should show.

    Using Ubuntu 10.04 with both Firefox and Chrome.

    Screenshots of XF and Vimeo attached - ideally XF would show a notice like the one on vimeo


  2. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    I don't count this as a bug, but definitely something nice to add as a feature. Perhaps suggestion forum instead? :)
  3. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

    I'm happy for the mods to move it wherever it makes more sense.
  4. Dark_Hunter

    Dark_Hunter Member

    You need to install flash on your computer. But I guess you mean there should be a notice that should tell you to get it right?
  5. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    i guess the plugin code is not elaborate enough... and that is why no warning is shown...

    it has become pretty crucial to have a message because of the growing popularity of Apple iPad (aargh!).

    personally, i had love to see better support for HTML5 based video content. Both YouTube and Vimeo provide codes that is compatible with HTML5 that is supported by all the popular browsers (except for IE right now).
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  6. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

    I have flash now, and you're right - I was posting that the message should be there so you don't get users who can't see a video when they are missing flash. It's not often you'd test software on a plain jane OS / browser combo
  7. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if this is in the scope of the software, or the embedded object.
  8. James

    James Well-Known Member

    If Vimeo supply HTML5 embeds then I believe it's time that XF uses HTML5 video to serve the non-flash, html5-supported devices out there!
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Agree, 1000000%
    Elizabeth likes this.
  10. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    yeap. youtube and vimeo both supply html5 compatible codes.

    i have a feature suggestion here... integrated oembed support. would be awesome.

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