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Fri, May 10, 2019 12:00 PM

Stream website and Flash being discontinued in 2020

Given that Flash support is going to be discontinued and will be removed from browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and both "default browsers" for Windows: IE/Edge and MacOS: Safari starting in 2020, what is Comcast's plan to make sure that we can continue to stream using our PC browsers?

 

Chrome: https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/saying-goodbye-flash-chrome/

Firefox: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2017/07/25/firefox-roadmap-flash-end-life/

IE/Edge: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2017/07/25/flash-on-windows-timeline/#ThqPoTwJympCdsy4.97
MacOS: https://webkit.org/blog/7839/adobe-announces-flash-distribution-and-updates-to-end/

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Rustyben

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@sherriemrardin wrote:

Given that Flash support is going to be discontinued and will be removed from browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and both "default browsers" for Windows: IE/Edge and MacOS: Safari starting in 2020, what is Comcast's plan to make sure that we can continue to stream using our PC browsers?

 

Chrome: https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/saying-goodbye-flash-chrome/

Firefox: https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2017/07/25/firefox-roadmap-flash-end-life/

IE/Edge: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2017/07/25/flash-on-windows-timeline/#ThqPoTwJympCdsy4.97
MacOS: https://webkit.org/blog/7839/adobe-announces-flash-distribution-and-updates-to-end/


we've been told by comcast that the only thing flash is used for at the moment is to verify end to end HDCP encryption.  Chrome already has a sandboxed flash that only google can change. Comcast will announce any changes in advance of any time a change is made. no schedule nor press releases are given in advance.

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So why does the browser still fuss that I need to enable Flash whever I try to play an on demand show. Your web IT guys need to really step up and convert your stuff to html 5 already.

Rustyben

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@davelev74 wrote:

So why does the browser still fuss that I need to enable Flash whever I try to play an on demand show. Your web IT guys need to really step up and convert your stuff to html 5 already.


"we've been told by comcast that the only thing flash is used for at the moment is to verify end to end HDCP encryption." is the 'why'. it isn't the IT guys it is the contract with providers to maintain stream (video) encrypted integrity. HTML 5 has no built in video codecs etc. An alternative like silverlight by microsoft (buggy and leaky) will have to be implemented. it is a long time until the end of 2020.

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I appreciate your response but it still DOESN'T WORK and I am paying for it? Comcast?

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@davelev74 wrote:

I appreciate your response but it still DOESN'T WORK and I am paying for it? Comcast?


what operating system are you using? what browser? what error numbers/error message do you see? at what point does the process not work?

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I also would like to know what will happen with flashplayer and comcast. 

Weather we are going to be locked out of streaming because the devs for xfinity/comcast slacking.

Will we have to migrate to a specific browser to run the outdated website we are forced to use?

The site already runs poorly with edge, will it be worse?

 

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@stewbrowne wrote:

I also would like to know what will happen with flashplayer and comcast. 

Weather we are going to be locked out of streaming because the devs for xfinity/comcast slacking.

Will we have to migrate to a specific browser to run the outdated website we are forced to use?

The site already runs poorly with edge, will it be worse?


stay tuned for an announcement by December 31, 2020.

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