Nexus 7 Flash Player: How to Play Flash on Nexus 7
There's been quite a number of Nexus 7 users complains that they can't stream or play flash videos on the Google Chrome's browser. Yeah, it lacks flash support on Nexus 7. To make it worst, neither Google nor Adobe has any plans (at the time this article was written) to add flash support to any future version of Android. Well, I supposed you'll want to find a great Nexus 7 flash player? Consider it done here. This article focuses mainly on how to play flash files on Nexus 7. You'll also be able to pick up some great tips about your Nexus 7.
- Part 1: Supported file formats for Nexus 7
- Part 2: Best video settings for playback on Nexus 7
- Part 3: Play flash on Nexus 7 with a doable Nexus 7 flash player
- Part 4: Play flash on Nexus 7 by downloading and converting flash videos to Nexus 7
If you're unsure what type of files is supported for your Nexus 7, simply check out the list below. You might need to convert the file formats that are not in the list prior to transfer or playback. Read more on how you can choose the right video converter for yourself.
- H.264 AVC
The best video settings for playback on the Nexus 7 is when it's stored in an MP4 container paired with codec recommended as below:
- Encoder: H264
- Resolution: 854*480
- Frame Rate: 30 fps
- Bit Rate: 2000 kbps
- Encoder: AAC
- Channel: 2
- Sample Rate: 44100Hz
- Bit Rate: 128 kbps
If you have a pre-installed video converter or an alternative converter, you can adjust or key in the settings mentioned to get the best quality out of your videos. If you don’t, check out this article on how you can convert your files both online or through a desktop converter.
Using an available Nexus 7 flash player is indeed the easiest way to allow you to directly play an online flash video from most video-sharing sites. However, you have to add flash support to the Google Nexus 7 first. To install flash on Nexus 7, there's 2 simple steps involved.
1. On Nexus 7, go to the Android Settings . open Security and then tick the Unknown sources checkbox. Then, download Adobe Flash Play 11.1 apk from XDA Developers.
2. From the Android Market, download Nexus 7 flash player on Firefox Beta browser.
3. Firefox Beta sets plugins to On demand by default, which will cause some inconveniences. To remedy it, you can go to its Settings> Plugins and then Enabled it.
Please take note that I have tried it on different browsers including Chrome, ICS+ Browser as well as Dolphin Browser HD. All of them can't work with the flash plugin in Android 4.1. The Firefox Beta (Note: not Firefox) seems to be the only browser that works with the method mentioned above currently. If you still have no luck and the method doesn't work for you, you try a more reassuing way described in Part 2 in order to play your flash videos on the Nexus 7.
In this part, we've resorted in using a all-in-one flash video downloader and converter to help download our favorite flash videos from most video-sharing sites. Subsequently, the downloaded files are converted to Nexus 7 compatible formats. At last, we transferred these videos to Nexus 7 for a 100% success rate of playback.
1 Find your favorite online flash videos
Launch one of the browsers that you’ve selected during this app’s installation. And then access to video-sharing sites to find and play your desirable flash online videos. Note that you must play the online flash videos.
2 Select Nexus 7 as the output format
Go back to the Download tab. At the top-right corner of the interface, you need to switch on the Download then Convert switch. Immediately, there will be an output format list popping up. Here, you can go to Device>Others>Nexus 7.
Note: Enabling the Download then Convert option means you will download and spontaneously convert flash videos to Nexus 7 supported formats with only one-click.
3 Start online flash videos download and conversion
This application can automatically detect the online flash videos. You can then use one of the two methods below to download online flash videos:
- Hit the floating Download icon on the top of each online flash video to start flash video download.
- Click the +Paste URL button in the Downloads interface to paste the URLs of the flash videos .
Now, you can see this YouTube online video downloader is downloading these online videos (with the display of the progress bar). After downloading, this application will automatically help you to convert the flash videos so it's compatible for Nexus 7.
4 Transfer flash videos to Nexus 7
When it's done, you can find the converted files by going to the output folder according to the output path. Plugin the Nexus 7 device to your computer via the USB cable and then transfer the converted video files to Nexus 7 for smooth playback. That's all you need to do!
Let's watch the video tutorial below:
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