Lillydee Registered User
#1

Hi guys,
I want to watch the rte player on my Google nexus but I need adobe flash player for it to work. The problem is that adobe flash isn't compatible with android any more. I've done some research on you tube and xda so I know there is a way around this, I just can't get it to work!
Here's what i've done so far;
1. I went into settings and enabled unknown sources.
2. I downloaded Firefox which is the only engine that can support adobe flash on android (apparently).
3. I went into the archived adobe flash page and selected version 11.1 for android 2 and 3. There where a lot of versions available for android 2 and 3 I didn't know which to choose so I just picked the one at the top of the list?
4. I went into the plugin settings in Firefox and enabled them.
5. I tried to play the rte player. I got close the first time but it was distorted and had no sound. After that it told me I needed a newer version of flash.

Has anyone solved this problem? I'm living away from home and would love to watch rte (I know, I know, it can be crap at times, just reminds me of home! First time in years i'm going to miss the Late Late toy show!)

Advice from any Google nexus users would be a great help!

yoyo Moderator
#2

Moved to Android.

BeanFlicker Registered User
#3

Lillydee said:
Hi guys,
I want to watch the rte player on my Google nexus but I need adobe flash player for it to work. The problem is that adobe flash isn't compatible with android any more. I've done some research on you tube and xda so I know there is a way around this, I just can't get it to work!
Here's what i've done so far;
1. I went into settings and enabled unknown sources.
2. I downloaded Firefox which is the only engine that can support adobe flash on android (apparently).
3. I went into the archived adobe flash page and selected version 11.1 for android 2 and 3. There where a lot of versions available for android 2 and 3 I didn't know which to choose so I just picked the one at the top of the list?
4. I went into the plugin settings in Firefox and enabled them.
5. I tried to play the rte player. I got close the first time but it was distorted and had no sound. After that it told me I needed a newer version of flash.

Has anyone solved this problem? I'm living away from home and would love to watch rte (I know, I know, it can be crap at times, just reminds me of home! First time in years i'm going to miss the Late Late toy show!)

Advice from any Google nexus users would be a great help!


Hi Lillydee,

You nearly there but have it but have installed wrong version, I take it your on JB, so like you done before

1. Go to setting > security & enable unknown sources
2. Then go to Adobe Archieves and scroll down & find Flash Player "11.1.for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.20)" and install that .apk
3. Download dolphin browser (v. similar to Google Chrome)

RTE player will work perfectly on stock browser & dolphin, not sure about firefox as I never tried. Will not work with Google Chrome

thomasj Registered User
#4

BeanFlicker said:


Hi Lillydee,

You nearly there but have it but have installed wrong version, I take it your on JB, so like you done before

1. Go to setting > security & enable unknown sources
2. Then go to Adobe Archieves and scroll down & find Flash Player "11.1.for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.20)" and install that .apk
3. Download dolphin browser (v. similar to Google Chrome)

RTE player will work perfectly on stock browser & dolphin, not sure about firefox as I never tried. Will not work with Google Chrome


Did dolphin not remove support for flash in 4.1, I tried it myself a couple of times when I tried to enable the setting I always got a message up to say its no longer supported post ice cream sandwich

You could install the stock android (from the galaxy nexus) browser. The only thing is your tablet needs to be rooted. I use that browser on my galaxy note 2 alongside an archived flash file and it works like a charm.

Link to installation instructions here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1780746

Ste- Registered User
#5

If you install flash can you not still use boat browser that has flash support ?
Or opera mobile ?

kenyard Registered User
#6

nexus phone is google so the stock browser wont have flash support even if u have the apk installed.

just do what beanflicker above said. or anyone else reading this do what is in the original post, but get the apk that beanflicker links to and install that.

flash is dead is the reason behind this. adobe will continue to support it in pcs and laptops for another 2 years but not mobile devices as the web is moving to html5. rte are just lazy about updating their app, and i guess apps will take up more space when not using an external apk

thomasj Registered User
#7

kenyard said:
nexus phone is google so the stock browser wont have flash support even if u have the apk installed.

just do what beanflicker above said. or anyone else reading this do what is in the original post, but get the apk that beanflicker links to and install that.

flash is dead is the reason behind this. adobe will continue to support it in pcs and laptops for another 2 years but not mobile devices as the web is moving to html5. rte are just lazy about updating their app, and i guess apps will take up more space when not using an external apk


I have the galaxy nexus browser and and an old version of flash both on my galaxy note 2 and was watching the rte player earlier no problems

Lillydee Registered User
#8

Thanks guys, I downloaded that version, it didn't work on dolphin but it works on Firefox. Finally I can watch some cheesy TV that reminds me of home :-)

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Dace Registered User
#9

I downloaded the Adobe Flash Player 11.1.for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.34). It doesn't work with Chrome but works fine with Firefox so, I'm now watching RTE Player, too. Thanks for all the tips above.

pickarooney Moderator
#10

Lillydee said:
Thanks guys, I downloaded that version, it didn't work on dolphin but it works on Firefox. Finally I can watch some cheesy TV that reminds me of home :-)

As a matter of interest, how do you watch the RTE player from outside Ireland?

corkie Registered User
#11

pickarooney said:

As a matter of interest, how do you watch the RTE player from outside Ireland?


With an irish based vpn!

If you want to watch BBC using there player you can use an english based VPN!

D'Peoples Voice Registered User
#12

BeanFlicker said:
Hi Lillydee,

You nearly there but have it but have installed wrong version, I take it your on JB, so like you done before

1. Go to setting > security & enable unknown sources
2. Then go to Adobe Archieves and scroll down & find Flash Player "11.1.for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.20)" and install that .apk
3. Download dolphin browser (v. similar to Google Chrome)

RTE player will work perfectly on stock browser & dolphin, not sure about firefox as I never tried. Will not work with Google Chrome


It definitely works on Firefox beta, but not standard Firefox.

angry Registered User
#13

Worked for me with FireFox but not Dolphin. I hope any updates to FireFox wont break it in future.

Zeek12 Registered User
#14

BeanFlicker said:


1. Go to setting > security & enable unknown sources
2. Then go to Adobe Archieves and scroll down & find Flash Player "11.1.for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.20)" and install that .apk
3. Download dolphin browser (v. similar to Google Chrome)

RTE player will work perfectly on stock browser & dolphin, not sure about firefox as I never tried. Will not work with Google Chrome


Hi, I downloaded flash player from that link (and enabled unknown sources beforehand). But still no joy when I try to use RTE player; it's telling me a more recent version of flash is required. So I downloaded it from the link provided, but still nothing. I'm still getting that same message about flash player.
Can any Nexus users offer advice or help? Thanks.

Cdevereux Registered User
#15

Im having the same problem as you Zeek 12, particularly as rte doesn't seem to have an ap for rte player. My Nexus is running the OS Android 4.2.1 andthere doesn't seem to be a compatible flash player available. Anyone any solutions. Pad was bought specifically to watch rte player while abroad so pretty useless if I can't get it to work

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