A Flash Developer Resource Site

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Answer to an inquiry regarding Flash end of life

  1. #1
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    3,491

    Answer to an inquiry regarding Flash end of life

    I received this question a few days ago: "What becomes of the Flash component of this program when Adobe stops supporting or distributing Flash?"

    I replied but I felt that an answer should be presented on this forum. Other people may be wondering.

    KoolMoves does not rely on the Flash Player except indirectly through the internal browser used for previewing. Drawing and editing on the stage and export do not use the Flash Player. As I said, it is only used for previewing. That browser is an older version of Internet Explorer. Probably in a future release of Visual Studio compiler, the Flash Player will be removed. There is the ability through File > Preferences to switch to your default browser like Edge, FireFox, Chrome or whatever. It is possible and maybe highly likely that the Flash Player will be removed from most browsers. Previewing for Html5 export does not use the Flash Player at all.

    There are software projects to develop alternatives to the Flash Player but they don't seem very far along. AS3 seems to be the obstacle. I suspect that KoolMoves/KoolShow SWF import maybe a better option because it gets you to a stable Html5 export format. It has been difficult to work out all the bugs in achieving this SWF to Html5 conversion but I am working hard on it. AS3 import is still a pipe dream. AS3 export took years and was most difficult.

    KoolMoves has moved away from Flash export ever since it lost popularity and has concentrated on Html5 export. KoolShow is entirely Html5 export. Both products support animated GIF and AVI/MP4 export but they tend to have large file sizes.

    Both products will be maintained and sold. The code base and .fun file format are shared so it is not difficult to maintain both.

  2. #2
    undead creature necromanthus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    ROM
    Posts
    1,885
    I've always used the StandAlone Player for preview and test.
    Not to mention that for several years both Chrome and Firefox are collection of bugs (talking about flash player).

  3. #3
    At present, the Flash component of this program is being used for supporting the preview function only. Nowadays, companies are choosing to convert their Flash-based content into the HTML5 format to ensure continuity and enhanced performance. This is the transition that is regularly being followed and witnessed in the industry.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Posts
    3,491
    We started that transition many years ago by supporting Html5 export. Any .fun file which was created in the Flash mode of the program can be exported as Html5 to the extent that it is possible (meaning that any action script related element in the animation will not export).

    KoolMoves supports Flash and Html5 export and GUI modes. In the Flash mode, preview can only happen with the standalone player since no web browser that I know of still supports Flash. The Flash mode may still have value to people because of special effects which have not been implemented or can't be implemented in the Html5 mode. There is also Chroma Key capability in the Flash mode. The Flash mode created movie can be exported as videos of different formats.

    Both Flash and Html5 export/GUI modes support the ability to import SWF files with certain limitations (no AS2, no AS3, some coverage of AS1). The imported file can then be exported as Html5.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hartzell View Post
    We started that transition many years ago by supporting Html5 export. Any .fun file which was created in the Flash mode of the program can be exported as Html5 to the extent that it is possible (meaning that any action script related element in the animation will not export).

    KoolMoves supports Flash and Html5 export and GUI modes. In the Flash mode, preview can only happen with the standalone player since no web browser that I know of still supports Flash. The Flash mode may still have value to people because of special effects which have not been implemented or can't be implemented in the Html5 mode. There is also Chroma Key capability in the Flash mode. The Flash mode created movie can be exported as videos of different formats.

    Both Flash and Html5 export/GUI modes support the ability to import SWF files with certain limitations (no AS2, no AS3, some coverage of AS1). The imported file can then be exported as Html5.
    Thats great to know.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  




Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width

HTML5 Development Center