Public Service Announcement: Jing/Flash Player Issue

From the Jing Blog 1 hour ago:

Hiya, Due to a paucity of communication it appears that will require the latest Flash Player before it will play Jing videos. Most browsers seem to prompt you to update. It appears that some will not. And instead you will see…kind of nothing. You can google for ‘adobe flash player’ to find the latest. Or try “here.” If you update to the latest Flash Player, videos should play fine after that. Sorry about the hassle. We’ll see if there’s something we can do to remedy it. Feel free to use this space to rant and vent… have a good day.
Bill ‘this is not the kind of blog entries I wanted to start doing’ Scanlon

I did update my Flash Player weeks ago, so I didn’t run into this one, but I thought I’d warn you guys that are using Jing so that you can let your students know too.

You know what? It’s nice that some software companies will just tell you when there is a legitimate problem instead of subtly pawning off their problems on other software companies and refusing to fix them. (no names… but I’m sure you know some culprits)

Now, can someone tell me what the heck is going on with Java and Blackboard today???

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2 Responses to “Public Service Announcement: Jing/Flash Player Issue”

  • rf says:

    I’m assuming that this means if we host the file there should be no issue. I generally just upload the file in WebCT instead of hosting it with them (just a preference).

  • Robert says:

    I’ve converted to being a believer in, so I’m good. High resolution + links to the original uploaded files = screencasting goodness.

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