Flash player no longer supported, what happens to media9 and Skim?

Thomas Schneider schneidt at mail.nih.gov
Sat Aug 1 19:15:01 CEST 2020

I just learned about


for playing movies in a PDF.  That page says:

"Playback of multimedia files uses the built-in Flash Player of Adobe
Reader and does, therefore, not depend on external plug-ins."

However, Flash is going away:


Apparently it is to be replaced by HTML5.

* What will happen to media9?  Is there a replacement?

* Can the Skim PDF displayer (for macOS) use HTML5?


  Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D.
  Senior Investigator
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research
  RNA Biology Laboratory
  Biological Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  schneidt at mail.nih.gov

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