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safe flash to gibberish save

This "flash converter" technically is not using the flash format but is relying only on the content.
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This "flash converter" does not read the flash file but rather converts the content to some unreadable format.

The content owner presumably allows that. And we are not violating Adobe's rights, since they have no rights to the content.

We then provide an HTML5+js gibberish player that uses the content to present an animation, in a way that is different from Adobe player, for example playing the animation backwards. The user may choose to play it forward if they wish to do so.

And so you get to view the book of Almagest animations or other Flash content from any website.

pashute, Aug 11 2021

Meanwhile you have to suffice with watching them in the PDF format https://people.sc.f.../~dduke/animate.pdf
[pashute, Aug 11 2021]

Some but not all of them https://www.ac-ilse...andi_astronomi.html
[a1, Aug 11 2021]

(?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_11V25S5k0 Some lawyer is prob...and laughing at me
[pashute, Aug 11 2021]

Some lawyer is probably laughing at me https://www.youtube...watch?v=1_11V25S5k0
fixed it for you … but what does it MEAN? [a1, Aug 11 2021, last modified Aug 12 2021]

Puffin browser https://en.wikipedi...wiki/Puffin_Browser
Has Adobe Flash Player support on mobile devices. [a1, Aug 12 2021]


       I’m kinda surprised nobody has converted those yet, they’re classics. Can you do it in Google Web Designer?
a1, Aug 11 2021

       Why not?
pashute, Aug 11 2021

       I don't understand your "lawyer" link - even apart from the fact that you put the LINK the wrong place ... I got to Lehto''s page and don't follow the relevance to this idea.
a1, Aug 11 2021

       ANYHOW… I like a challenge so I started looking for a way to play those Almagest animations on my iPad. Found “Puffin” web browser (link) which supports Flash by running it on their own cloud server. I know it’s not what you had in mind with your gibberish translator - but it gets the real job done, playing Flash.   

       Thanks for bringing this up, I love this kind of stuff.
a1, Aug 12 2021

       Software patents need to go away. [+] but this would still violate the software patent. [-]
Voice, Aug 12 2021


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