" No clue. But don't worry; Comcast is not going to cancel their streaming service just because Flash is going away;"
"Don't worry" is not an answer. Yes we are not alone. In fact there are many of us who have been asking XFINITY this question since Adobe made this announcement quite some time ago. We haven't really received any answer yet from XFINITY, which is why many of us keep asking the question, looking for a REAL answer.
To reiterate the question: What is Comcast's plan to address end of Flash in December 2020? Specifically.
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@Rustyben - help me out here. I'm getting a bad cognitive dissonance headache from that last statement.
XFINITY claims they will not LINUX.
Chromebooks are LINUX based.
You say ' web page plays perfectly' on your Chromebook.
I don't really have the time to check that out at the moment, but how are you getting the web stream to play on a LINUX based ChromeOS device if XFINITY does not support LINUX?
If LINUX based ChromeOS can run XFINITY web streams, it's a microstep to support LINUX on hardware other than Chromebooks. Why is XFINITY refusing to take that step? Are they locked into some contract that forces them not to support LINUX?
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If you are running multi-monitors, try unplugging all monitors but your main monitor.
I have a similar issue. I'm streaming content from tv.xfinity.com to my fully updated Windows 10 PC via my fully updated Chrome browser. Every 15 seconds or so a bunch of frames are dropped from the video stream and at the same time the mouse will freeze. Audio continues with no obvious issues. This can be captured using Chrome Developer Tools <Control+Shift+I> - Performance Tab.
In my case I was able to avoid this issue by running a single monitor only.
My version if this issue seems to involve Flash (XFINITY's chosen streaming platform) + Windows 10 + multiple GPUs running multiple monitors.
AMD Phenom II x6 1035T 2.6 GHz
GPU onboard: ATI Radeon 4200
GPU external: NVidia 750 Ti
RAM: 16 GB
When experiencing the stream stutter the Radeon is driving a 1680x1050 monitor, and a the 750 Ti is a 1600x1200 monitor. If I drive a single monitor (either one) using either of the GPUs, I have no stutter. In fact, all I have to do is unplug either of the monitors and the stutter goes away. If I plug both monitors into the 750 Ti, the stutter is barely observable.
Note that my multi-monitor stutter is very specific to XFINITY streaming services. It does not happen with YouTube, Netflix, MLB.tv, BBC, and other sites that stream video.
Please let us know whether or not this workaround helps you if you have the stream stutter / dropped video frames problem.
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I'm running a dedicated Windows 10 machine now just so that I can stream TV in my home office without adding another TV + $5/month descrambler ripoff scheme combo. I could watch in a window on my main machine but that is an Ubuntu machine.
One of the only reasons Windows is so 'popular' is because 1) HW manufacturers ship a lot of machines with Windows, and 2) some app developers won't support LINUX.
As the Windows OS become less and less reliable with each update, I expect more and more manufacturers and users to adopt LINUX. A lot of folks I know are setting up cheap LINUX media machines and once they realize they can't stream XFINITY services, they drop XFINITY TV services and just sub to video services that support LINUX, and almost all services do support LINUX these days, so it's really not much of a problem.
If XFINITY is worried about the cable cutting trend, they should put their energy into supporting LINUX instead of putting energy into making lame excuses for their streaming platform selection being outmoded.
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Oh...I see only the response was moved. That explains why I was able to keep the thread going. The comments left by the moderator were not quite descriptive enough and I could not accesss the relocated response. I'm a big boy and can handle the p-word.
To XFINITY: Microsoft completely borked my Windows 10 system. Between the Fall 2017 update and the Spring 2018 they completely ground my $1000+ of hardware to an unuseable heap. The only solution was to reinstall from scratch, but after hours of testing and fixing my Windows 10 system, I'm through with it.
I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my system and everything has been wonderful since then. My system is running smoothly and faster than ever. There is only ONE thing that I can't do on my Ubunutu system that I used to be able to do in Windows 10 - that is watch XFINITY streaming TV. All of my other video services run fine (Amazon Prime, Netflix, YouTube). Only XFINITY is not working.
Please don't make me go back to Windows 10 just to stream my XFINITY TV. Please support LINUX. I don't think this thread is going away. Especially if you look at how Microsoft is messing up Windows 10 for so many people.
It's 100% possible for XFINITY to support LINUX with minimal effort, as has been proven many times in this thread and others. Lack of support is simply a willing decision on XFINITY'S part. Most likely due to arrangements with Microsoft and/or Apple. If it's not that, then it is just plain corporate carelessness paired with laziness.
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