Play Local and Online Flash Videos on iPhone/iPad/iPod Series

You may wonder since iOS can compatible many formats why expect for the flash videos? The flash extended as FLV/F4V is very common online. If you want to play some online games or watch some online videos, flash plug-in is the necessary kit to install. But how to make iOS devices accept this FLV/F4V web format to playback smoothly?


For iOS users , like iPhone , iPad or iPod, if you want to play Flash videos or games on your iDevices, this may not easily come true. Because Apple devices don’t support Flash and there is no Adobe Flash player for iPad and iPhone. You may ask as the most widely used web format, why this Flash file format can’t be support by iPhone/iPad/iPod? The reasons are several:

  • Large memory occupy by Flash
  • Battery consuming hard
  • Incompatible with other apps

Besides, Adobe has already stopped the development of Flash for mobile which may cause more unknown problems when you try to install on your mobile devices. Luckily , there are many applications to allow users to watch local or online Flash no matter they are websites, games or videos.

Part 1.Play Web Flash on iOS Devices: (Supported Flash: FLV, F4V, SWF)

Here recommend several apps which supported Flash formats that can help you enjoy Flash videos online:

1. Puffin Browser

Puffin Browser is a mobile Flash browser for iPhone and iPad. It has the latest adobe Flash support and full web page display. It offers incredible loading speed with its revolutionary JavaScript engine and cloud computing technology. Puffin can also download files cloud-to-cloud without consuming any network bandwidth.

2. Photon Browser

Photon Browser is a powerful and versatile Safari alternative. It is designed to offer better playback experience as a Flash Player for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can feel free to browse Flash websites on your iOS devices.

3. Skyfire Web Browser

Skyfire is another Flash video-enabled web browser for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It lets you watch a wide range of Flash videos online such as live news, sporting events and TV shows on your iOS device. The Skyfire Horizon browser extensions lets you customize more than 15 of your favorite browser tools like social media, newsfeeds or shopping.

Part 2.Play local Flash on iOS devices:

1. Free media player

You can download many free Flash players from Apple Store on your iDevices, such as VLC, RockPlayer, etc. But this may also cause some problems like when you drag the progress bar , the picture may blur.

2. Convert FLV/F4V/SWF files to iOS accepted formats

This may be the best way to watch Flash files natively on iDevices. You can try some free apps like MPEG Streamclip, ffMPEG or you can pursuit the good quality to try this Pavtube Video Converter for Windows(Mac version) . Fast converting speed while good output quality.

Simple tutorial as below:
Step1.Download and install this converter on your computer. Run this app then click “File”>”Add Video/Audio” to load FLV/F4V/SWF files


Step2. Choose proper format? Here we can suggest you to select the “HD Video”>”H.264 HD Video” as the best.


Step4. Start to convert Flash to playback on iOS devices by clicking the ‘Convert’ icon on the main interface.

After that, you can well import your converted files into iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, etc, and you don’t have to download unnecessary apps to support this Flash files, no picture blur will appear when you drag the progress bar or any unsync audio and video problems. Just enjoy any Flash videos, games or movies on your every iOS devices as you want.
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