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June 11, 2010 12:42 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way to get a Flash player to work on a Wii? We were trying to watch a tv show off of abc.com using the Opera browser on the Wii and got stopped in our tracks after it requiring Flash. Please advice!
posted by raspsgirl to Technology (8 answers total)
 
The Opera browser has flash, just a light version of it that corresponds to around Flash 8. (Official Flash is on 10). It looks like ABC requires a newer version and as far as I know there is no way to update it manually.
posted by sharkfu at 1:13 AM on June 11, 2010


Sharkfu is right I'm afraid. There is no way to update the ancient version of flash on the Wii.
posted by mr_silver at 1:21 AM on June 11, 2010


If you really, really, really wanted to pursue this you could install a Linux distro and then try gnash (since Adobe doesn't offer a Linux PowerPC plugin.) That would be a lot of work though and you'd have to be willing to really get your hands dirty fiddling with things, and even then there's no guarantee that gnash has implemented enough of the newer Flash features to make the ABC player happy. (You'd definitely want to first try the site with gnash on a regular PC before going any further.)
posted by Rhomboid at 2:22 AM on June 11, 2010


wellif you have a ps3 it should work.
posted by majortom1981 at 4:15 AM on June 11, 2010


majortom1981: The PS3 will not stream ABC.com
posted by wongcorgi at 4:19 AM on June 11, 2010


Wongcorgi are you sure about that ? the ps3 has full flash unlike the wii.
posted by majortom1981 at 4:37 AM on June 11, 2010


Nevermind i know why . YOu can buy the abc shows from the ps3 store
posted by majortom1981 at 4:39 AM on June 11, 2010


You should be able to using TVersity: http://tversity.com/download/features
posted by CharlesV42 at 4:45 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


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