Up until 5 days ago, I was still using Flash Player for Twitch.tv.

Flash works so much better than HTML5.

I updated OS and cookies were lost, and cant get Flash back.

Possible Script to FORCE FLASH? (Id pay $$$$$$$$$ to have this back. I use dual monitors, and HTML5 stutters around when I am doing multiple things, Flash never did.)

Re: @ThankYou:

HTML5 stutters around when I am doing multiple things, Flash never did.

Unfortunately Flash'es days are numbered. The days of a lot of HTML5 buffering are here already on sites that I utilize and severe degradation of the streaming quality during high traffic times with HTML5 instead of a direct, unfettered, OS connection (that has other considerations too which is why the browsers and Adobe have decided to EOL flash based technologies).

As far as twitch.tv is concerned I am unfamiliar if there is a setting to toggle it but I wouldn't count on pepper-flash for Chromium based browsers and actual Flash for other browsers being around for too many more years if not even sooner. Early 2020 is going to be a lot of massive changes to browsers and of course everywhere in between.

Alternative suggestions... which sort of lead out of OUJS here..

  1. If you are using Windows and don't need NetBIOS for connecting to another machine on your network you can try disabling that to get a bandwidth boost. OSX has something similar and Linux has Samba which may, or may not, be installed by default. Please use a search engine on how to disable those for your platform.
  2. If your network doesn't have a router... get one. That can reduce some internet connection traffic as well to help assist with some of the buffering issues of HTML5.

There are probably more suggestions but I'm already outside of OUJS with this tangent. So good luck.

Thank you.

A little infuriating. Is the code linked of no use then? I know that I was using Flash just a week ago, so I assume its still there somewhere.

Re: @ThankYou:

I know that I was using Flash just a week ago, so I assume its still there somewhere.

Well if you look at L62, L69, and L85 it uses a hashed SWF file (the player). If I try to get that particular url from the console it says roughly:

ERROR 403: Forbidden.

... hashes are usually used for versioning but can also be used for deprecations with EOLs. So if you can find the current hashed player url itself (check the gist source and there is currently one that isn't hashed that I was able to download) you might be able to reenable that .user.js to work by changing the player url. However there is no guarantee that the site ops will keep it available in the future. The data stream url can change too and make the player useless. I don't actually use that site or that .user.js but know a bit about SWF usage and website ops.

See also:

  • object tag for how those work. It is best to try the sites settings as they know their hashes better than anyone... but the next bullet point shows...
  • Twitch blog on their deprecation... which means they probably are trying to shake off the flash usage. Deprecation notices and actual EOL can occur at different times so you might have hit that wall.

Re: @ThankYou:

HTML5 stutters around when I am doing multiple things

Another note too.. in Chromium based browsers they've been "tweaking" the video acceleration just about every version (usually for DRM which is bad three letter word acronym in my book)... so if you see a brief black screen in your browser at startup that is what that is. Newer video drivers for the OS level can help improve that which can lead to less video buffering. So perhaps a different browser wouldn't be doing those sort of "tweaks" yet.