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Stream website and Flash being discontinued in 2020

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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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@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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Re: Stream website and Flash being discontinued in 2020

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.

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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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