Talk:Voya Nui Online Animations

From BIONICLEsector01

Flash is being discontinued

I figured this was as good a place as any to bring this up, but i think we're going to have a little problem in the future with all of our flash content. adobe is officially going to end support for flash soon, with it being totally disabled in 2020. before then, essentially all the major browsers are going to end support for it, and users won't be able to use flash content anymore. obviously, this isn't an issue for sites that are still being updated, but we still have several animations and games and whatnot that run on flash and obviously won't be updated to run on anything else (i think). we should have a solution ready before then. i'm not really a coder, does anyone have any ideas? p.s. you can find more information on this by googling it - there's several articles that have been written about it already. Intelligence4 (talk) 02:05, 26 July 2017 (CET)

Writing a JavaScript SWF player or converter is way beyond our scope I'm afraid. Mozilla was developing an SWF player called Shumway but stopped, and Google got rid of a converter called Swiffy. My guess is that within the next year or so, the big tech companies will revive these projects or start similar ones. It's something to be aware of, but we don't need to be concerned until 2019. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 02:45, 26 July 2017 (CET)
if they don't, is there a way we can convert the flash content into something like html5 (isn't that's what's replacing flash?) or are we totally SOL? Intelligence4 (talk) 03:31, 26 July 2017 (CET)
There isn't an easy way to convert afaik unless someone wants to remake the games. (I haven't used Swiffy but I bet it doesn't work all that well--apparently Adobe's official converter plugin isn't all that great.) So the latter. :P And yep, it's being replaced with the HTML5 canvas element, which you can run JavaScript in. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 05:54, 26 July 2017 (CET)
so i wonder if our best option will sadly end up being converting everything to videos on youtube - although there's probably tons of copies on there already in various qualities. the flash games like mnog - obviously they won't work in someone's browser, but would the downloaded versions work? Intelligence4 (talk) 01:35, 30 July 2017 (CET)

Recording the animations is a possible solution, yep. My understanding is that Flash Player will stop being updated and browsers will have ended Flash support by 2020, but you will still be able to run Flash Player on your computer. That means you could still play the games locally. That said, since Flash Player will no longer be supported, security issues will no longer be patched, so it'll be a security risk. Anyway, there may be a more modern and non-proprietary solution for running SWFs by then. -- Morris the Mata Nui Cow (talk) 06:47, 30 July 2017 (CET)