RIP Adobe Flash Player (a Retrospective) - Krazy Ken's Tech Talk

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Flash revolutionized the Internet and pop culture, but it faced some struggles near the end. Today, we'll celebrate the history, explore the technology, and yes… we'll dissect Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Flash" open letter. Get ready for a mega-nostalgic trip!
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  • Computer Clan
    Computer Clan3 bulan yang lalu

    I hope you enjoy the final Krazy Ken episode for 2020! I have a new thank-you's and notes quick: First off, Michael MJD made a demo about Flashpoint which lets you play Flash games-even after the support ends! Go ahead and check that out! Second, thanks to Sage for helping out with this episode! Check out his tech / gaming channel here. Third, I recently launched my first-ever podcast, called No Cameras Allowed, and it's on multiple platforms. Feel free to subscribe, listen, and enjoy! It's been really fun to make. And big thanks to Internet Archive and BlueMaxima's Flashpoint for making this episode possible! Enjoy, everyone! : )

  • Moises Thomas

    Moises Thomas

    Bulan Yang lalu

    @Vihaan Gerald checking it out now. Looks to be working :)

  • Vihaan Gerald

    Vihaan Gerald

    Bulan Yang lalu

    Dont know if anyone cares at all but I just hacked my gfs Instagram account by using Instapwn. You can find it by Googling for InstaPwn password hacker if you wanna try it yourself

  • G a l a c t i c -b o b a

    G a l a c t i c -b o b a

    2 bulan yang lalu

    @noah ballard Sameee!!-

  • Roy Darby

    Roy Darby

    3 bulan yang lalu

    Brings me back to a long time ago. You’ll be missed Adobe Flash!!!

  • noah bay

    noah bay

    3 bulan yang lalu

    @Computer Clan can u make a installation of mac os sierra?

  • Northy
    Northy3 hari yang lalu

    Making flash player for the lowest denominator ... The phone user you mean. My phone is just that.. It rings when someone calls and sends sms messages. It probably does other stuff but thats all I use mine for... PC is king.

  • Lucas Ferrare
    Lucas Ferrare4 hari yang lalu

    I'm still sad

  • B Eric Shi
    B Eric Shi24 hari yang lalu

    I never actually used flash bc my iPad did not even support it 😂

  • Aaron Petry
    Aaron PetryBulan Yang lalu

    Missing the biggest reason why jobs hated flash. There was thousands of great games out for it at that time. Job needed people to download and buy apps from his App Store not getting free flash applications. It was about the money. As it always is.

  • Tom Croft
    Tom CroftBulan Yang lalu

    Actionscript 2 was a hot mess. Actionscript 3 was actually really nice. RIP.

  • PurrPhantom
    PurrPhantomBulan Yang lalu

    Club Penguin: when times were simple

  • Jordan Cambridge
    Jordan CambridgeBulan Yang lalu

    Its funny how Steve Jobs always claimed Flash had security flaws but the only software that was effected by the security flaws was Apple products and Flash had massive problems with only Apple products. Maybe Flash was not bad but instead Apple is the problem not flash.

  • mawj09 Second channel
    mawj09 Second channelBulan Yang lalu

    Bad way to end 2020... Funfact: My middle school is still using Flash Player games because of one tip to continue playing flash games!

  • None of your Business
    None of your BusinessBulan Yang lalu

    Happy Tree Friends are just not the same in pixel formats. You can zoom the originals to Gigapixels in size without mosaicing. Ahhh, those were the days.

  • Chris
    ChrisBulan Yang lalu

    R.I.P my childhood

  • Doemi S
    Doemi SBulan Yang lalu

    Yeeee, it took years and years for flash to vanish. It would have vanished with or without Jobs. It was just outdated

  • Jxst Dex
    Jxst DexBulan Yang lalu

    1:21 Jonathan Gay.

  • Potato
    PotatoBulan Yang lalu

    I feel bad for Jonathan gay

  • tzyvoski
    tzyvoskiBulan Yang lalu

    I hate Flash for its performance. But I remember sooo many things... So.... Yah I probably will download Flashpoint

  • Roach Dogg JR
    Roach Dogg JRBulan Yang lalu

    Amazon still used the damn technology as a video player for the desktop website... why?

  • ejonesss
    ejonesss2 bulan yang lalu

    good riddance to flash!!!!!! it was nothing but a very insecure, cpu hog resource hog. not a day would go by and we wouldnt hear of another zero day vulnerability that allowed hackers to break into systems and plant malware. i hear some of you saying "flash is very secure". yes you are right. for the content. when implemented properly flash is very good at delivering content while keeping people from downloading the content basically flash is great for copyright holders. why you was able to download youtube videos back when youtube used flash is because youtube did not make any attempt to implement flash correctly they allowed access to the urls by the browser or 3rd party apps and did not make any attempt to hide or encrypt the urls. now html5 is quite capable of supporting all video formats and even securing them by encrypting and hiding the urls by default. the only thing flash is good for is to generate the upload file dialog as when apple went to safari 14 more specifically 14.1 and .2 when you would click on the upload link on a site like email sites like yahoo nothing would happen. and it had to do with the html tag "accept" or something witch used the flash resources to bring up the dialog.

  • Example Account
    Example Account2 bulan yang lalu

    Hmm 2006 Macromedia replace adobe flash

  • Mohamed Mimon Asbai
    Mohamed Mimon Asbai2 bulan yang lalu


  • 0ther Un1t
    0ther Un1t2 bulan yang lalu

    What? I thought it died ages ago.

  • LucianoTheWindowsFan
    LucianoTheWindowsFan2 bulan yang lalu

    I remember playing Flash games when I was very little. One of the most nostalgic to me is Super Mario Flash 1 and 2, which are based on Super Mario Bros. (SNES) and Super Mario World, respectively. These games are broken in Ruffle, but are thankfully archived on BlueMaxima's Flashpoint.

  • shark Tenko
    shark Tenko2 bulan yang lalu

    sorry but apple is not a good company, it never was plain and simple there computers are some of the absolute worst especially when it comes to gaming there phones are overpriced pieces of junk (mind you samsung has this issue as well) that simply dont offer as much functionality as android and mac os has always sucked and the fact they refuse to let the softwear run on non-apple products goes to show how little they think of there customers

  • chris
    chris2 bulan yang lalu

    if you were one of the smart ones like me who downloaded flash player standalone you can still play old games

  • HailAnts
    HailAnts2 bulan yang lalu

    I'm surprised he didn't mention _South Park._ They used Flash..

  • Askew Kee90
    Askew Kee902 bulan yang lalu

    G. o . . . o

  • RCU&HYLICSTDCO Thereviewdude
    RCU&HYLICSTDCO Thereviewdude2 bulan yang lalu

    newgrounds always just gives me so much nostalgia even though i've never used it. It reminds me of sites like habbo hotel, splooder, and old roblox

  • Chick2D
    Chick2D2 bulan yang lalu

    Poor Jonathan Gay, his name itself has gay in it.

  • eno88
    eno882 bulan yang lalu

    Press F... for Flash

  • Jesse Kauffman
    Jesse Kauffman2 bulan yang lalu

    Sounds like a monopoly at that time

  • Jesse Kauffman
    Jesse Kauffman2 bulan yang lalu

    Never knew we used flash until you use retro tech

  • FredoriaGaming
    FredoriaGaming2 bulan yang lalu

    Not enough people were talking about this at the end of 2020. I'll miss playing in primary school and high school.

  • OnBoard -
    OnBoard -2 bulan yang lalu

    I just realised that I haven't had Flash player since 2017 xD

  • eric kanter
    eric kanter2 bulan yang lalu

    Glad it's dead.It could barely go a month without the need to patch security vulnerabilities.

    ELOUILADI AHMED RAYANE2 bulan yang lalu

    Press F To Pay Respect

  • Chris Ray
    Chris Ray2 bulan yang lalu

    I'm still sad about the end of Java web Applets.

  • Lâm Hùng
    Lâm Hùng2 bulan yang lalu

    You even watched Animators VS Animation? Wow. Epic. Just-Plain-Epic.

  • Skeptical_Green
    Skeptical_Green2 bulan yang lalu

    1:21 Ken: *talks about those people that made the company* Ken: *says the name Johnathan Gay* Me: *well ok let me just ignore that..*

  • Outtheredude
    Outtheredude2 bulan yang lalu

    Badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers, badgers. Mushroom! Mushroom! ... ;-)

  • Gamer boy And gamer girl
    Gamer boy And gamer girl2 bulan yang lalu

    Shockwave player died on my birthday.

  • Atala Keanu Monarshi
    Atala Keanu Monarshi2 bulan yang lalu

    14:00 I know I’m 3 weeks late, but I did got fooled and pressed those s**tty “ your flash player is outdated “ so yeah :-P

  • LDRAGOplayz
    LDRAGOplayz2 bulan yang lalu

    Jonathan Gay xDDD

  • HAPPY 1984
    HAPPY 19842 bulan yang lalu

    Flash had to die. There would be no App industry today.

  • stellaryellow
    stellaryellow2 bulan yang lalu

    Thank you for making this video; I've hardly seen anyone talking about this. Weebls Stuff, Homestar Runner, Newgrounds and Adult Swim games are responsible for some of the greatest memories of my life, and I still keep in touch with friends I made on Newgrounds and the Newgrounds Stickam chatroom when I was in high school over a decade ago. These were the people that made me feel okay to be a girl with an interest in online games. Janine, Chris, Tim, Cami, Grub and others... if you're reading this, I miss you guys! My friend Janine and I who met on Newgrounds met up in person for the first time in Scotland a couple of years ago, and had a long chat about the good old days. I have such a heavy heart about this!

  • ImCxden
    ImCxden2 bulan yang lalu

    (Becker) you misspelled boiiii

  • tuppywareOfficial
    tuppywareOfficial2 bulan yang lalu

    flash lives on windows xp

  • ducc
    ducc2 bulan yang lalu

    you can still play flash games if you download flashpoint

  • Timothy Hayes
    Timothy Hayes2 bulan yang lalu

    Man. My childhood. Just gone. Newgrounds. Armor Games. Crazy Monkey Games. Miniclip. Just. Gone?

  • Sasha Van der reeth
    Sasha Van der reeth2 bulan yang lalu

    But I am le tired.

  • KyanMakesVideos
    KyanMakesVideos3 bulan yang lalu

    Is flash still running in mainland China?

  • Desert Raid GTS #NOP2W
    Desert Raid GTS #NOP2W3 bulan yang lalu

    8:00 I can agree with that. I remember when watching videos on youtube using flash you had to pause the video at the beginning and wait for the grey bar to reach the end before you could watch or the video would buffer. Those days. Now that's really non existent with HTML 5 now

  • mchenrynick


    2 bulan yang lalu

    If you used an add-on that allowed you to download IDdown videos back then, you would've found them with the extension ".flv" This was short for Flash Video. WebM has replaced this, so you won't find that extension anymore.

  • Brian H
    Brian H3 bulan yang lalu

    I started my career as an E-learning Developer in the early 90s using Authorware and Director. When Flash came along that made my job so much easier and more creative. Flash technology became integrated with almost every learning development tool available during the early 2000s. Flash was a big part of my toolbox and allowed me to create much better content than I otherwise would have been able to create. Honestly I wish that Flash was staying around in some form because HTML 5 can't replicate its capabilities and never will.

  • remambane
    remambane3 bulan yang lalu

    I knew this happened but today I really wanted to play a random flash game so I tried to do it without installing a *300* GB! program but then I saw a game that I forgot about and I got so nostalgic and now I want to really play it now I'm sad

  • Incogninto1 1
    Incogninto1 13 bulan yang lalu


  • JoeShmoe000
    JoeShmoe0003 bulan yang lalu

    Everyone is too hard on flash. Never had a problem with it. I made some games back in the day too. Newgrounds was so awesome - especially their music. It's got a unique vibe you can't find on soundcloud.

  • swoosharts
    swoosharts3 bulan yang lalu

    when i heard "Jonathan Gay" i went immediately to the comments

  • Shah Faisal

    Shah Faisal

    3 bulan yang lalu

    Kinda disappointed that it's not mentioned enough

  • Pixel Pudding 39
    Pixel Pudding 393 bulan yang lalu

    9 year old me is doing backflips in his grave now that Rinmaru Games doesn’t work

  • R T
    R T3 bulan yang lalu

    You always do such good work and your videos keep improving with your editing skills by adding a little humor and editing funny tidbits in. Keep up the good work man! Def subbed to you.

  • Julie Haas
    Julie Haas3 bulan yang lalu

    press F to pay respects

  • Grimzel
    Grimzel3 bulan yang lalu

    Barry Allen has left the chat

  • Dhruv Bhat
    Dhruv Bhat3 bulan yang lalu

    1:11 Pun intended.

  • MMCarbon
    MMCarbon3 bulan yang lalu

    In my childhood I always loved to play flash games on newgrounds or Sonic romhacks on or watch flash animations like eddsworld or Bowsers kingdom all on my trusty intel iMac from 2006. I still have that same Mac on my desk, and I will NEVER get rid of it.

  • Jennifer Wang
    Jennifer Wang3 bulan yang lalu

    So is adobe going to release something better than flash? Because we need it to see some stuff like games on Neopets.

  • Green Dragon
    Green Dragon3 bulan yang lalu

    What?! 🙄 Adobe Flash Player removed and unusable? 🥺 I wanna cry... 😢😢😢

  • Hazy J
    Hazy J3 bulan yang lalu

    "Lack of openness" is RICH coming from Apple, who are the KING of proprietary and trying to lock users completely into their ecosystem. This is a company who stomps ALL OVER right-to-repair, kills small repair shops, and steals 30% of revenue from genuine application developers.

  • WrA17th osu!
    WrA17th osu!3 bulan yang lalu

    Johnathan GAY lol

  • Silver Haired Devil
    Silver Haired Devil3 bulan yang lalu

    It's also worth mentioning Ruffle for people who want to have that browser experience, and to also visit Flash based websites.

  • Davin Peterson
    Davin Peterson3 bulan yang lalu

    Yes, Flash was designed for the desktop not mobile and suffered too many security vulnerabilities.

  • Davin Peterson
    Davin Peterson3 bulan yang lalu

    Adobe did not create Photoshop, they bought it from the company that created it

  • Davin Peterson
    Davin Peterson3 bulan yang lalu

    In December 2020, Microsoft released an update that will remove Flash Player from the Windows 10 Control Panel which was for Internet Explorer

  • Davin Peterson
    Davin Peterson3 bulan yang lalu

    Apple is too controlling as they didn't license their OS to OEMs like Google does with Android and doesn't make their apps for Android. They want to control both the software and hardware. Apple should open up its software, it should not be limited to just one device.

  • Sean Franklin
    Sean Franklin3 bulan yang lalu

    10:30 ever hear of Xamarin.Forms? Oops

  • Enzo S
    Enzo S3 bulan yang lalu

    Wanna play flash games on websites? Just install a version released before may 2020

  • Tali Fox Rabbit
    Tali Fox Rabbit3 bulan yang lalu

    Does flashpoint have "Bunni we first met"? Plz tell me ;-;

  • Francisco Suarez
    Francisco Suarez3 bulan yang lalu

    R.I.P Super Club Penguin 2018-2021

  • takipsiz AD
    takipsiz AD3 bulan yang lalu

    so macromedia buyed futurewave adobe buyed macromedia and adone declined buying futurewave :hmn:

  • Roy Darby
    Roy Darby3 bulan yang lalu

    Brings me back to a long time ago. You’ll be missed Adobe Flash!!!

  • Janderw
    Janderw3 bulan yang lalu

    I left primary school on the last year of flash I was lucky

  • stapuft
    stapuft3 bulan yang lalu

    Censorship is ALWAYS evil. "Clusterfudge" what are you, morman?

  • JustABigAro
    JustABigAro3 bulan yang lalu

    I still have the Adobe Flash Player software stored locally in my HDD and I'm keeping it

  • zwerko
    zwerko3 bulan yang lalu

    Let's not pretend that Jobs' (and Apple's) criticism of Flash was due to the lack of openness (coming from Apple, that's mighty rich) or security concerns (browsers need even more frequent updates, mostly for the same reasons), not to mention the 'lowest common denominator' argument (why would Apple care if one of the frameworks that run on their platform might be sub-par compared to others?)-it was always the cross-platform nature of Flash and Apple not being able to build a walled garden around it that bothered Apple as they wanted to lock-in as many customers early on. It was crucial to limit any sort of advanced UI/UX capabilities outside of their control in order for the App Store to succeed. Cruel, but smart play from Apple.

  • Zar Ewz
    Zar Ewz3 bulan yang lalu

    RIA was the buzzword. Rich Internet Application. Flash, Sliverlight, AIR

  • Mikko Valorinta
    Mikko Valorinta3 bulan yang lalu

    Can someone please explain what's the actual purpose of Flashpoint if I simply want to see flash files I have on my own and can already use native Adobe Flash player as standalone executable (projector) which is only couple megabytes and not going anywhere?

  • CoolCarloGaming
    CoolCarloGaming3 bulan yang lalu

    Flash Game Has Gone....

  • Ashyte Mehn
    Ashyte Mehn3 bulan yang lalu

    Im so sad i didnt found out bout flash sooner, i wasnt taught about computers and laptops im always on my phone

  • MLG Dew

    MLG Dew

    3 bulan yang lalu

    Don't worry, there is this thing called "Ruffle". It's a work-in-progress Flash Emulator that (once completed) will let you play all the Flash games you want. In the meantime, you can use Bluemaxima Flashpoint like Ken said in the video or install Flash and the Basilisk browser if you still want to use the actual Flash plugin (NOT A GOOD IDEA).

  • Republic of Alexkiszl Empire [CDP]
    Republic of Alexkiszl Empire [CDP]3 bulan yang lalu

    R.I.P 😭😰😢

  • Reb .l take
    Reb .l take3 bulan yang lalu

    I'm gonna miss her

  • Dapping Forever
    Dapping Forever3 bulan yang lalu

    Change the world. My final message. Goodbye.

  • lilroxie therichwoodkid
    lilroxie therichwoodkid3 bulan yang lalu

    From the death of Flash to the removal of the headphone jack Why? Courage...

  • Fluffymiyster
    Fluffymiyster3 bulan yang lalu

    So, I'm clearly an idiot. 30 seconds in, you mention the branded box of tissues "now available at select Circuit City stores" and my face lit up to say "Congratulations!" until you slapped it off the desk and with it, reality slapped me that Circuit City has been dead since like 2009, XD! I think I got my PS2 from a closing Circuit City back in 2008, you'd think I'd be quick to spot that joke 😂

  • Russia BLOLIUM
    Russia BLOLIUM3 bulan yang lalu

    adobe labs have download of flash player bet

  • Chef
    Chef3 bulan yang lalu

    How am i gonna play Chrome Wars now 😩

  • H ε z я o и
    H ε z я o и3 bulan yang lalu


  • Faisal Say
    Faisal Say3 bulan yang lalu


  • Crusade
    Crusade3 bulan yang lalu

    So good news, Adobe flash is completely functional but doesn't receive updates so you can still play flash games without special stuff

  • Dustin M
    Dustin M3 bulan yang lalu

    The end of an era, the end of the era of the old internet the 2 decades between 1998-2018 was an interesting time on the internet, had some ups and some downs Its a shame i can hardly remember the time i did spend with flash anymore since i was so young when it did still dominate Now i can't wait for whatever replaces html5 as html5 did to flash, the modern html5 browser is now far more bloated than flash ever was and 75% of the internet is now ruled by giant unweildy corperations that have caused so so much We exchanged viruses and swiss cheese security for rampent privacy violations and hatespeech at the hands of megacorporations

  • Euryale Music
    Euryale Music3 bulan yang lalu

    I remember IDdown videos at first were in FLV format, I had to delete my first videos I uploaded in 2008 because of the crappy quality the IDdown conversion was back then.

  • Exotik Inc
    Exotik Inc3 bulan yang lalu

    I can still use it, I'm so confused lmao

  • Kamil
    Kamil3 bulan yang lalu

    newgrounds have their own flash player thing for their games and animations i believe

  • lojain albher
    lojain albher3 bulan yang lalu

    Ken: This video is sponsored by Me: Linode, Brilliant, fast host, skillshare Ken: Nobody! Me: what?! (did not sponsor any of the above)

  • rmp5s
    rmp5s3 bulan yang lalu

    Jobs citing "lack of openness" is laughable...