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Gmail uses flash for file upload and voice/video chat, I believe.


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I listen to Radio 1 using Windows Media Player with the active content disabled. The URL I use is: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/listen/live/r1.asx If you want to listen to other BBC radio stations then change the number at the end of the URL e.g r2.asx. r3.asx etc Much better than the web player on the BBC site. I found that if I listened for a couple of ...


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Four points that make HTML5 not so hot for YouTube: Cannot point to a particular point in a video with the #t=21m0s portions Cannot watch content protected videos Full Screen Support (currently does full browser screen) Recording directly to YouTube with a webcam On Firefox and Opera, only videos with WebM transcodes will play in HTML5 (found this one on ...


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Under OS X (and probably on Linux too) the HTML5 video playback uses far less CPU than the Flash video player. This might change when hardware acceleration is released in the OS X Flash Player (currently available as a beta http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/gala/)


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Guru Lib seems to have a barcode scanner, I've never tried it though (home page). There is an instruction in their blog.


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Some videos on YouTube are uploaded in a high resolution, for example 720p (720 pixels vertical resolution). However, the player window itself is just around 380 pixels high. When you watch the video in the small player, it doesn't make sense to buffer the high-quality version. You wouldn't see all the pixels anyway. When you switch to full-screen, notice ...


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It also uses (or at least used to use) Flash to play the notification sound when a new chat arrived.


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Utilizing HTML5 will allow you, ideally, to avoid the ever growing list of security issues with Flash. Which, in itself, is value enough.


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It is built on WebGL which essentially extends the JavaScript Library and uses the canvas element in HTML5.


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The Google Translate page uses Flash to play the sounds of the words being translated: So you only have to worry about it if you want to hear the words.


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The page below is the answer... It contains links to Flash (spit) and non flash media sources for all(?) their radion stations. :-) How can I listen to BBC Radio stations and programmes online? http://www.bbc.co.uk/faqs/online_radiohowto http://faq.external.bbc.co.uk/questions/radio/online_radiohowto/?src=interstitial And for regional stations: ...


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The issue with the first example is that you are not going straight to the video. Instead of watching as part of a playlist, view the video only: http://youtu.be/KqnB2Ew0SFM This is the full URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqnB2Ew0SFM Now you'll get all the features supported by HTML5.


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CubeTimer is light and stupidly simple to use.


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There doesn't seem to be an option on the site to allow the listening to radio programmes with out a video component. The "in page" version is an animated speaker the "pop out" version has more animations. On Windows if you right click over the Flash player you can get to an options dialog that has an "Enable hardware acceleration" option on the Display ...


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Given the same caveat as Frank there are (apparently) several 3rd party tools that can do this. SWF Glanda Squidoo Aunsoft SWF Converter Media Convert Source - word of warning though. That's an old (2008) thread so the products mentioned might not be available any more. However, it might give you a starting point for further searches.


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Try to download using any flash video downloader or simply use FlashGet. Update: See this question to see more flash video downloader. How do I download a youtube video?


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Gmail uses flash for the chat feature. There are some bugs noted, just read about one today that can cause a USB bus crash.


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Voice and video Chat require Flash.


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Flashblock for Firefox Flashblock for Chrome On Opera, right-click on the page -> Edit site preferences -> Content -> Enable plug-ins only on demand Both Flashblock extensions block all flash content on all pages until you decide to enable it. You can also add exceptions to a whitelist to always allow automatically flash playback for certain sites. The ...


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The default resolution for small player mode is 360p, while switching to fullscreen will switch to 480p. In order to counter this, click on the resolution symbol and choose a resolution of your desire: The lower the resolution, the faster it loads. Also once you modify the resolution, this video will stay in that resolution (and keep/continue preloading) ...


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I think it's Firefox. This happened to me on Google Chrome, and the grey excalimation mark happened on YouTube, and another site I was watching an anime on. I tried YouTube on Internet Explorer, and it works fine. I suggest uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox.


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It's your Adobe Flash. Try restarting your browser. Then go back to youtube.com and try to update your Java/Adobe/default Flash program.


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It is accused of being a bug (of certain versions of Flash Player) and an out of memory notification. Adobe Forums: Gray circle with white exclamation mark on white background


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Short answer: Yes, it does. If you open Google Chrome background pages view, you can see that whenever you load the Gmail page, the Shockwave Flash plugin starts to run. Also if you kill the Shockwave Flash plugin there, it will notify on the Gmail tab that the process has problems. Here is the background process listing:


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I know you asked for Firefox explicitly, but if you were to move to Chrome you could use the Stop Autoplay for YouTube extension (which stops playback yet allows buffering) combined with the Auto HD for YouTube to automagically select your preferred quality levels. Both plugins can be found on Google's Chrome Extensions. EDIT: For FireFox, you could ...


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Suggestion from another forum was to use Adblock Plus addon for your browser. You then right click on the animation to get the option of blocking it. Works on my mac with firefox and cpu usage went from 70 to 25


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I think that any audio player that lets you add URL to playlist will play the audio stream for you. Thats the clean way, how I do it. I use classic old Winamp on Windows. Just put there URL like Barry has mentioned.


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Try Cool Text. I generated a sample and it's not bad.



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