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Opened 3 weeks ago

Last modified 2 weeks ago

#5210 new defect

Adobe Flash end of life 31-Dec-2020

Reported by: casiepa Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: WordPress.tv Keywords:


At the end of this year, Adobe Flash is going end of life.
We are currently using Flash to create the thumbnails of the videos for WordPress.tv, so a different tool will be needed.

Change History (7)

#2 @dd32
3 weeks ago

Is this anything specific to the TV team, or is it just because Flash is used as a player on wordpress.tv via VideoPress?

#3 follow-up: @casiepa
3 weeks ago

@dd32 For the moderators, so in the backend.
Flash is used to set the thumbnail for the video.
You can find it for the post itself (e.g. https://wptv.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=96279&action=edit ) in the 'submitted video' and also on the media file (e.g. https://wptv.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=96280&action=edit ) at the bottom

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @dd32
3 weeks ago

Replying to casiepa:

For the moderators, so in the backend.

Unfortunately this is going to require some effort to add on our part, as VideoPress has moved away from the flash embed to Calypso for capturing the thumbnails

1. Go to https://wordpress.com/media/videos/wordpress.tv
2. Select the video of interest and click Edit.
3. In the video editor, click Edit Thumbnail.
4. Wait for a desirable frame and “Select Frame”.

I'd never actually noticed that functionality on WordPress.tv since I haven't had flash installed for yonks :)

#5 @casiepa
3 weeks ago

@dd32 I'm more than happy to move away from Flash, the faster the better, as it blocks from time to time.

Post https://wptv.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=102760&action=edit has an attachment (the video) that can be edited on https://wptv.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=102761&action=edit
The new link would be https://wordpress.com/media/wordpress.tv/102761

https://wptv.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=102760&action=edit :
In the 'Submittted video', the first line and the video, could be replaced with the new link and a text like 'To set or change the thumbnail, click _t_h_i_s_ link, Edit Thumbnail and then Select Frame'

https://wptv.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=102761&action=edit :
In 'Edit Media', 'Preview and Insert' would need the same text as above

It needs to be tested of course that 'Selecting a frame' is correctly reflected:

Maybe already add the new way next to the current one (indicating that Flash will be removed soon?)

Last edited 3 weeks ago by casiepa (previous) (diff)

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2 weeks ago

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