04-15-2011 06:51 PM
With only days left (hopefully) until I have my Playbook with full Flash 10.1 capabilities, my Windows 7 64-bit laptop can no longer play Youtube videos. It tells me that I need to instlall Flash 10.1. When I go to the site, I'm told that it's not supportedd for Win 7-64. There is a beta version called Flash Square. They also suggest using a 32-bit browser (and I don't want to install 2 versions of IE to accommodate Flash).
Does anyone have any workarounds, tweaks, etc that they've found? Is anyone using Flash Square and have any feedback (positive or negative)? Will it impact desktop simulation in Flash Builder 4.1? Any info is appreciated.
04-15-2011 06:53 PM - edited 04-15-2011 06:53 PM
PlayBook now runs Flash 10.2 out of the box or with an over the air update. It should be super robust on a mobile platform like the Playbook.
04-15-2011 07:43 PM
04-15-2011 08:23 PM
To answer your question, Windows 7 should come with both the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer. I use the 32-bit version all the time. There isn't much you can do in a web browser that needs 64-bit processing.
In any case, I would recommend you check out Firefox 4, Crome, Opera, pretty much anything that isn't IE =)
04-15-2011 10:05 PM
I also have FF, Chrome, and Safari installed for testing purposes but all are 64-bit. I'll reset my IE default shortcut to point to 32-bit then. Thanks.
04-15-2011 10:40 PM
I Installed it a while ago on Win7:
Works well for me. I forget I'm using it most of the time. I develop for flash, and use flash player in different browsers all the time. I recently developed a custom video player trying to note differences between the 64 and 32 bit versions... nothing I could see.
04-16-2011 10:40 AM
Are you sure about 10.2?
The Playbook build I used had 10.1. Unless the software update to the device at startup includes 10.2 I'd have thought 10.1 was shipped. But if you know for a fact 10.2 is available thats good news.
My understanding is that upgrades to Flash require an OS update.
04-16-2011 10:56 AM
04-16-2011 11:51 AM
04-16-2011 12:56 PM
I run 64 bit Linux and Flash 10.2 was released for it this past week. Installed and have been enjoying Flash for the first time on it. In fact, I am typing this on my Win 7 machine and just went through the Flash 10.2 install. So... Your woes should be over.