[technology taskforce] With Adobe Connect 9.5.2, Adobe Flash won't be required to attend Adobe Connect meetings

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 17:54:03 UTC 2016

The Adobe Connect add-in is Windows and Mac only.

For Linux users wanting to use Adobe Connect, the only option is to
use Google Chrome which has its built in flash player.
The standalone Adobe Flash player for Linux won't work with Adobe
Connect anymore.

Dev Anand

On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 10:01 AM, Jimmy Schulz
<jimmy.schulz at digital-guerilla.org> wrote:
> As I do have lots of diffrent Computers with diffrent flaveors of Linux
> I will try it the next calls.
> cu jimmy...
> Am 03.02.2016 um 18:25 schrieb Dev Anand Teelucksingh:
>> Looks like with Adobe Connect 9.5.2, desktop users can access Adobe
>> Connect conferences WITHOUT requiring Adobe Flash to be installed.
>> I wonder if the Adobe Connect add-in is multiplatform, meaning would
>> it work on Windows, Mac and Linux?
>> From http://blogs.adobe.com/adobeconnect/2016/02/flash-free.html
>> "Last year, we shared with you some of our plans for supporting HTML5
>> and other web standards. Since then, we’ve introduced features that:
>> - support HTML5 content from Adobe Captivate and Adobe Presenter in
>> virtual classrooms
>> - enable customers to easily create offline MP4 versions of their
>> recordings to support mobile devices
>> - incorporate a new Adobe Connect SDK to add support for
>> HTML5/Javascript versions of custom pods
>> Today, I’m pleased to announce a new update to Adobe Connect that
>> enables customers without Adobe Flash Player installed on their
>> computer to attend an Adobe Connect meeting, virtual classroom, or
>> webinar. Flash is no longer required.
>> With this latest update, customers who don’t have the Flash plug-in
>> installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download
>> and install the Adobe Connect add-in. Once installed, the add-in will
>> thereafter automatically launch for all Adobe Connect meetings. While
>> the underlying technology for an Adobe Connect meeting hasn’t changed
>> (at least, not yet), we believe this will further reduce any barriers
>> to entering an Adobe Connect meeting, virtual classroom, or webinar.
>> The new feature comes with the 9.5.2 update......In addition to
>> product optimizations and bug fixes, we’re also improving
>> accessibility in this latest version of Adobe Connect."
>> Dev Anand
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