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Top 4 Alternatives to Adobe Flash Player on Mac System

It is a known story that Steven Jobs hates Adobe Flash Player for its vulnerabilities and closeness. Therefore, he has decided to block the accesses to Adobe Flash Player in almost all iOS devices. Since Adobe Flash Player never makes its influence in mobile field, this move does little harm to iOS users. However, when it comes to computer field, even the Apple CEO dare not kill Adobe Flash Player immediately. With deep-rooted influence, Adobe Flash Player turns out to be used in most online video sites and gaming fields. Therefore, even though it frequently brings risks to Mac systems or leads to the crash of Safari, Mac users still have to tolerate it.

Alternative to Adobe Flash on Mac

In fact, though there are various alternatives to Adobe Flash Player on Mac, none can be compared with Adobe Flash Player in terms of helping users play Flash on Mountain Lion. However, when alternatives to Adobe Flash Player become powerful enough in the future, things will be different. Therefore, this post will cover top 4 alternatives to Adobe Flash Player on Mac system. Generally speaking, some alternatives to Adobe Flash Player are available in the market, some will come out soon and some are still under development.

1. BBC iPlayer

Alternative to Adobe Flash on Mac: BBC iPlayer

It is true that BBC iPlayer used to be a Flash Player based media too. However, shortly after Adobe Flash’s quitting from Android market, BBC iPlayer has replaced the role of Adobe Flash Player with Adobe AIR. Therefore, with BBC iPlayer, users can enjoy Flash contents on websites even under the absence of Adobe Flash Player. However, this alternative to Adobe Flash Player on Mac can merely be employed in UK. Moreover, it only enables users to play limited Flash contents provided by BBC channels. Therefore, BBC iPlayer is definitely a favored choice for Mac users who happen to be BBC fans.

2. ClickToFlash Plugin

Alternative to Adobe Flash on Mac: ClickToFlash Plugin

As a plugin for Safari, ClickToFlash Plugin enables Mac users to take full advantages of Flash animations without installing Adobe Flash Player.  Moreover, as an alternative to Flash Player on Mac, ClickToFlash can used to prevent the automatic loading of some Flash contents. In this way, the Mac system turns out to be safer and securer. After it has boxed the Flash content, users only need to click the box to release the content. Moreover, ClickToFlash can also try to convert Flash-based content to HTML5 based video using the decoding technologies of Safari or other media player plugins.  

3. Firefox

Alternative to Adobe Flash on Mac: Firefox

As the most favored web browser only second to IE, Firefox is well-known for its good compatibility and fast running speed. In recent years, Firefox has done heavy researches on the HTML5. As a consequence, a few weeks ago, the latest Firefox for Windows are capable of supporting HTML5 based H.264 video directly. In a foreseeable future, the identical update will also come to Firefox for Mac. When the day comes, Firefox will become one of the best alternatives to Adobe Flash Player on Mac with which users are allowed to stream HTML5 version of Flash contents directly. Of course, the more rapidly HTML5 develops; the promising future Firefox gets.

4. Gianduia

Alternative to Adobe Flash on Mac: Gianduia

Apple gets its own alternative to Adobe Flash Player on Mac and it is named Gianduia. Apple decided to work on it in as early as 2007. However, the pasting years had witnessed no further information of the rumored Adobe Flash alternative on Mac had been spread. Even though none has much knowledge about Gianduia, everyone believes it will be the best alternative to Adobe Flash Player on Mac when it is released. According to the rumors, Gianduia can be of equally powerful as Adobe Flash Player in supporting Flash contents but is much safer and faster.

3 Methods to Convert New Year Flash to New Year Screensaver

Celebrated on January 1st, New Year is no less important to Christmas. As New Year 2013 is approaching, the world is filled with New Year elements. Stores are dominated by New Year costumes, cinemas are filled with New Year movie posts and schools are full of New Year banners. Friends are talking about New Year 2013 parties and parents are preparing for New Year gifts.  In fact, New Year 2013 is so influential that even New Year wallpapers and New Year screensavers for computers are in great demand.

New Year Screensaver

Though wonderful New Year screensavers can enhance the atmosphere of New Year 2013, only limited resources are provided online. As a consequence, making customized screensavers for New Year 2013 seems to be quite necessary. Will it be a harsh task to make DIY screensaver for New Year 2013? No. In fact, one can even simply convert excellent New Year Flash to New Year screensaver. To help users better enjoy New Year 2013, three methods will be covered to help them convert New Year Flash to New Year Screensaver.

Method One: InstantStorm    

Generally speaking, most desktop screensavers are all SRC files. Therefore, to manage the conversion from New Year Flash to New Year Screensaver, one needs to find out ways to convert the Flash movie to SRC file. Therefore, InstantStorm, as a free Flash to SRC converter, seems to be the best choice. However, when installing Instant Storm, users get hostile apps; when using the software, the operations are quite complicated. Moreover, if the New Year Flash doesn’t play automatically, the converted SRC file will be just a photo.

Step 1: Download and launch InstantStorm. Click “General” tab, type the title of the screensaver with “Screensaver title” bar and import the New Year Flash with “Browser” button.

Flash to Screensaver: Flash to SRC

Step 2: Click “Publish” tab and then choose “Create” button to begin the conversion from New Year Flash to New Year screensaver. When the conversion ends, an EXE file will be provided. By installing the EXE file, the New Year screensaver will be installed.

Flash to Screensaver: SRC to Screensaver

Method Two: Ultra Screen Saver Maker

Similar to InstantStorm, Ultra Screen Saver Maker is also a tool that converts New Year Flash to SRC file. Though it is not a free program, it allows users to manage the conversion with easy operations. Moreover, even though the New Year Flash doesn’t support the function of auto play, the converted New Year screensaver will retain part of the animated effects of the New Year Flash. Besides that, the app allows users to set various video files as desktop screensavers.

Step 1: After installing Ultra Screen Saver Maker, open it and click “Flash” tab. Then click “Add” button to import the New Year Flash and choose “Create” button to start the conversion.

Flash to Screensaver: Import New Year Flash

Step 2: When the conversion ends, an EXE file will be provided. Right click the EXE file, check “Install” box and then choose “OK” button to manage the conversion from New Year Flash to New Year screensaver.  Of course, the trial version will pose a watermark to the New Year screensaver.

Method Three: Moyea SWF to Video Converter

Flash to Screensaver: Publish New Year Flash

SRC is not the only format of desktop screensaver, WMV video can be used as computer screensaver too. Therefore, another method to help users manage the conversion from New Year Flash to New Year screensaver is to convert the Flash movie to AVI video. Of course, the converted AVI video can’t be used as New Year screensaver directly. One needs to refer to a plugin for XP named Windows XP Video screensaver. As for the conversion from Flash to AVI, the y can refer to Moyea SWF to Video Converter.

Step 1: Launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter, choose “Input” tab and select “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” to import the New Year Flash.

Flash to Screensaver: Import Flash

Step 2: Choose “Export” tab, check “Video” box and then set the output file as “AVI” video in the drop-down menu of “Profile”. Then click “Convert” tab to manage the conversion from Flash to AVI.

Flash to Screensaver: Flash to AVI

Step 3: Download and install Windows XP Video screensaver. Enter into Display Properties pane by right clicking the desktop. Then find “Screen Saver” tab, choose “XP Video Powertoy” option and click “Settings” button to set the AVI video as New Year screensaver.

Flash to Screensaver: XP Screensaver

New Year 2013 Celebrations Need New Year Flash Cards, New Year Movies and New Year Flash Games

December is a month about celebration and fun. After Christmas 2012 has become part of the history, the world is busy preparing for New Year 2013 celebrations. Created as the day to celebrate the first day of the year, New Year is about a time to make future plan for work, set personal goal for life and learn experience from the past. Now as New Year 2013 is drawing near, people are expecting the wonderful firework on New Year Eve, the feast meal for New Year 2013 and the national parade on New Year’s Day. Of course, to most people, making New Year 2013 celebrations impressive and innovative will be the major task.

Generally speaking, even though there are no set rules about New Year traditions, most people tend to celebrate New Year 2013 with New Year parties. Of course, New Year party is not the only choice for New Year celebrations. In fact, for users who want to make New Year celebrations special and impressive, they can take full advantages of New Year elements. Therefore, this post will provide suggests on using New Year Flash cards, New Year movies and New Year games for New Year 2013 celebrations.

I. Celebrate New Year 2013 with New Year Flash Cards

As an old tradition of New Year, sending New Year cards have turned out to be a part of New Year celebrations. In fact, excellent New Year cards are not only able to reveal New Year spirits, but also send New Year joys to friends. Therefore, making excellent New Year cards is the first step to successful New Year 2013 celebrations. To this extent, New Year Flash card seems to be a good choice as New Year gift. After all, New Year Flash card is interesting in content and excellent in animated effects. Here several New Year Flash cards are provided. To download them, one can refer to Moyea Free Flash Downloader.

1. New Year Flash Card 1

2. New Year Flash Card 2

3. New Year Flash Card 3

4. New Year Flash Card 4

5. New Year Flash Card 5

II. Celebrate New Year 2013 with New Year Movies

The coming of New Year not only brings the start of a shopping season, but also the prosperity of movie market. Every year, various New Year movies will be released in January in an attempt to win market share with love or family oriented plots. As a consequence, watching New Year movies becomes another way to celebrate New Year 2013. Since not all New Year movies are qualified for Christmas celebrations, three good New Year movies will be covered below.

1. New Year’s Eve

Though it is not as magical as Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve is also a time for miracles. As a successful New Year movie, New Year’s Eve not only bring audiences three excellent New Year stories, but also the spirits of the festival.  Troubled by their own lives, several couples and singles are living in agony on New Year’s Eve. However, they have never expected they can be favored by happiness few hours later. Due to the New Year spirits of love, forgiveness and hope, the lost lovers find their true lovers and the confused father finds his real treasure. With the happy ending, New Year’s Eve can strike a chord with audiences seeking for love and happiness. Besides that, the cast of superstars including Halle Berry and Robert De Niro will help one spend a nice New Year 2013.

2. Entrapment

For people who want to see thrilling movies instead of romantic one on New Year 2013, Entrapment will be a good choice. An insurance agent named Virginia steals a piece of artwork only to find the chance to cooperate with an art thief named Robert. After finishing the mission to steal highly-valued mask, Virginia is allowed to join in Robert’s New Year plan of bank stealing. However, the cooperation is a temporary one because both sides are reluctant to share the money with each other. Hi-tech devices, smart plans and amazing stealing skills make this New Year movie kind of James Bond movie alike.

3. Big

For many children, their New Year wishes are or used to be to grow up as quickly as possible. However, no one can be as lucky as Josh, a character in a New Year movie named Big. When Josh turns from a child to a man in one night, he has to face many troubles in adult world. However, with man’s figure and child’s heart, Josh has impressed his workmates and friends with his innocence and purity. However, as time goes on, Josh realizes being a kid may be the best choice for him at present. Big is not just a funny New Year movie, it shows kids the relationship between growth and responsibility.

III. Celebrate New Year 2013 with New Year Flash Games

To relaxing New Year 2013 celebrations, funny New Year Flash game is a crucial part. Generally speaking, the Flash games can be used to enhance the atmosphere of New Year 2013 with New Year oriented content and used for entertainment with simple but interesting operations.  Here, four interesting Flash games for New Year 2013 will be covered. Of course, players are allowed to download the Flash games if they want.

1. New Year Painting Game

In this New Year Flash game, players can use the brush to paint the picture given with over 18 colors. When they have finished painting, they can also print the painted cards and then send the cards to friends.

2. New Year Room Decorate

This is a New Year Flash game exclusively designed for girls. Players need to decorate the room with given embellishments so that the room is a suitable place for New Year party.

3. New Year Firework

On New Year 2013, firework will light the whole sky. Therefore, in this New Year Flash game, users need to explode the firework with mouse clicks. No time limitation is given but two seconds without firework will lead the game to an end.

4. New Year 5 Difference

In this Flash game, two identical photos of New Year scenes will be provided. There are five different places in the two photos. Players need to find them out to win the entry to the next level.

3 Methods to Install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5

Adobe Flash Player is a vulnerable mobile app. Therefore, Apple has excluded it from the supporting list of iPhone mobiles. Though the move has prevented potential security flaws of iOS systems, it has indeed brought some troubles to iPhone 5 users. Since Adobe Flash Player is still the dominator in online video and gaming fields, watching YouTube videos or enjoying online games on iPhone 5 calls for the help of third-party apps.

Install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone

Generally speaking, a common ways to help users enjoy Flash on iPhone 5 is to install favored third-party app like Skyfire and iSwifter. However, none of them can work as flawlessly as Adobe Flash Player on streaming Flash movie. To this extent, the best way to access Flash content on iPhone 5 is to install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5. However, the installation of Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5 sounds almost like a fancy story to many users. Then can it be done? Can users install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5? The answer is not a negative one. In fact, this post will cover three methods to help users install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5.

Method One: Install Cloud Browse

Install Cloud Browse

Since direct installation of Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5 is forbidden, users can only manage the installation in an indirect way. As a third-party designed to help users play Flash movies on iPhone 5 via Flash Player, Cloud Browse makes the installation of Flash Player on iPhone 5 a reality. In fact, the app works as a bridge connecting a desktop Firefox running on a server and the iPhone mobile. When users open a Flash game, Cloud Browse will control the server to make sure the Flash game is played by the remote controlled Firefox. In a word, Cloud Browse is the app to help user player Flash movie on iPhone 5 using desktop Firefox. The installation of the app requires 2.99 dollars and the use of the app calls for 9.99-dollar subscription per month.

Method Two: Jailbreak the iPhone 5

Jailbreak iPhone

For users who want to install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5 in a low-budget way, they can take this method into serious consideration. Once the iPhone mobile is jailbroken, no limitations from Apple including the banned installation of Adobe Flash Player will make sense. After installing Frash, which is equally powerful as Adobe Flash Player, on iPhone 5, the jailbroken device will be compatible with Adobe Flash. To manage the installation, jailbreak iPhone 5, create a folder named “Cydia” in Media directory, a folder named AutoInstall inside Cydia, download Frash file and put Frash file to AutoInstall folder. However, the method won’t work before iPhone 5 jailbreak is available.

Method Three: Run Android on iPhone 5

Run Android on iPhone

Here comes a method to install Adobe Flash Player on iPhone 5 for science geeks: replace the iOS 6 system of iPhone 5 with an Android system. This idea may sound crazy to people who regard purchasing an Android mobile as a better solution, but it works at least. When users have changed iPhone 5 from an iOS 6 device to an Android mobile, installing Adobe Flash Player will be much easier. For users who want to figure out ways to install Android on iPhone 5, a six-step tutorial is provided. When the work has been done, users need to do extra steps to install Adobe Flash Player on the converted iPhone 5. Of course, it won’t be a trouble for science geeks.

Hanukkah Fun – Send Hanukkah Flash Cards, Learn Hanukkah Quotes and Play Hanukkah Flash Games

Hanukkah is to Jews what Christmas is to Christians. Therefore, while the world is expecting the coming of Christmas 2012, Jews are busy celebrating Hanukkah 2012. As an eight-day festival starting on the 25th day of Kislev, Hanukkah can come at any time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Usually, the celebration of Hanukkah will last for eight days in an attempt to commemorate the miracle of the Holy Temple in ancient days. At that time, when Judah beat Antiochus to regain the control of the Holy Temple, he found the oil left was just available for one-day lighting. However, to their surprises, the candle light had lasted for over eight days, giving them enough time to get new oil. Since then, Hanukkah was also known as Festival of Lights.

hanukkah-menorah

As the symbol of Hanukkah, candle plays an important role in the celebration of Hanukkah. During Festival of Lights, Hanukkah menorah with 9 candles will be lighted. Jews usually lit the candle in the middle called shamash in the first place and then use shamash to light another candle per day. Each candle symbolizes one of the eight days when Jews were waiting for the new oil. Moreover, an important source of Hanukkah fun comes from its gift sending tradition. During the festival, a kid will receive one Hanukkah gift per day until he has got eight gifts. Of course, all those are old Hanukkah traditions used to commemorate the history of Hanukkah. For users who tend to get celebrate Hanukkah 2012 in different ways, they can get Hanukkah fun by sending Hanukkah Flash cards, learning Hanukkah quotes and playing Hanukkah games.

I. Send Hanukkah Flash Cards

Just like Christmas 2012, Hanukkah 2012 is also a festival with card sending traditions. Good Hanukkah cards can not only enhance the atmosphere of Hanukkah 2012, but also bring people a lot of Hanukkah fun. To this extent, Hanukkah Flash card turns out to be an ideal choice as Hanukkah gift. Hanukkah Flash cards are usually not only funny in content and small in storage but also send best wishes to friends on Hanukkah 2012. Of course, people can either downloading Hanukkah Flash cards or make DIY Flash cards for Hanukkah 2012. Here some Hanukkah Flash cards are provided.

1. Hanukkah Flash Card 1

2. Hanukkah Flash Card 2

3. Hanukkah Flash Card 3

4. Hanukkah Flash Card 4

5. Hanukkah Flash Card 5

II.  Learn Hanukkah Quotes

Generally speaking, Hanukkah quotes can not only help people feel the spirits about Hanukkah, but also learn the culture of Hanukkah. Moreover, interesting Hanukkah quotes are also the major supplier of Hanukkah fun. Here, several Hanukkah quotes are selected.

1. Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart  -Hannah Senesh

2. Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm, The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word. -Emma Lazarus

3. To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle; every cubic inch of space is a miracle. -Walt Whitman

4. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? -Rose F. Kennedy

5. The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle. -Robert Altinger

III. Play Hanukkah Flash Games

Nothing can be more enjoyable and relaxing than games. Featured in excellent animated effects and fast loading speed, Hanukkah Flash games are also Hanukkah-oriented in theme. Therefore, they are able to help people spend a nice Hanukkah 2012. Some Flash games for Hanukkah 2012 are provided to help people get Hanukkah fun. To download them, one can refer to Free Flash Downloader.

1. Hanukka Lights Coloring

As an important element of Hanukka 2012, Hanukkah menorah is provided in this Flash game. Users need to decorate the Hanukkah menorah with different colors to make it as attractive as possible. When the work is done, click the camera icon to save the work as a photo and send them to friends as a Hanukkah card.

2. Ninjew Saves Hanukkah

In this Hanukkah Flash game, players need to control a Ninjew to wipe out all the foes planning to ruin Hanukkah spirits. Players are allowed to move the Ninjew and attack the foes with darts. So enjoy the Hanukkah fun of safeguarding Festival of Lights.

3. Chanukah Game

This is a simple Hanukkah Flash game. Players only need to move the potatoes back and forward to make sure the bulk has been filled with water and then choose the objects in order according to a Hanukkah songs played in the game.

2 Methods to Convert Flash to AVI Video with Alpha Channel

What is an alpha channel? Generally speaking, red, green and blue works as three basic channels for images while alpha channel turns out to be an optional channel. Since alpha channel can define the transparence of the three channels, it is widely used in software like Photoshop to help users properly anti-alias two or more photos. Therefore, the same situation goes to videos with alpha channel. When using the video with alpha channel as the background of another movie, users can make the connection of the two movies look smooth and crisp.

“How can I use Flash movie as a background video for my recorded video?” “How can I convert Flash animation to AVI video with alpha channel so that I can use the Flash as computer screensaver?” Though many Flash animations are attached with alpha channel, the unique structure of Flash movie makes it unlikely to be used as background video or computer screensaver directly. Therefore, the conversion from Flash movie to AVI video with alpha channel seems to be quite necessary. This post will cover two methods to help users convert Flash SWF to AVI video with alpha channel.

Method One: Export Flash as AVI with alpha channel

With professional video editors like Adobe Premiere, users are allowed to edit the Flash animation and then export it as AVI video with alpha channel. However, since Adobe Premiere is the kind of software with high CPU occupancy, the exporting process will only slow down the computer’s processing speed. Besides that, the exported AVI video is usually extremely large in size. A 10MB Flash file will be exported as a 700MB AVI video.

Step 1: Download and launch Adobe Premiere Pro, open the video editor and then click “Import…” option in the drop-down menu of “File” to input the Flash movie for editing.

Import Flash movie

Step 2: After edit the Flash movie, click “Export” option in the drop-down menu of “File” and then select “Media…” option to enter into Export Settings panel.

Export Flash movie

Step 3: In order to convert Flash to AVI with alpha channel, set the output format as “Microsoft AVI”, video codec as “None”, depth as “32bit” and click “OK” button.

Add alpha channel to AVI video

Step 4: Then Adobe Media Encoder will be started. Click “Start Queue” button to begin the conversion from Flash to AVI.

Export Flash to AVI with alpha channel

Method Two: Convert with Moyea SWF to Video Converter

For users who find the first method complicated and useless, they can manage the conversion from Flash to AVI with alpha channel with the help of converters like Moyea SWF to Video Converter. Within a few clicks, users are allowed to manage the whole conversion process. Moreover, the converted AVI video not only gets fair storage space but also original animated effects.

Step 1: Download and launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter. Open it and then click “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” to import the local Flash for conversion.

Flash to AVI with alpha channel: Import Flash

Step 2: Click “Export” tab, check “AVI with alpha” box and then choose the video codec as either RGBA32 or MFZO in the drop-down menu of “Profile”.

Flash to AVI with alpha channel: Choose video codec

Step 3: Click “Convert” tab to enter into corresponding panel where users can start the conversion from Flash movie to AVI video with alpha channel with buttons like “Play and Capture” and “Finish”. As the conversion ends, one can take full advantage of the converted AVI video with alpha channel.

Flash to AVI with alpha channel: Convert Flash to AVI with alpha channel

Christmas Ideas – Celebrate Christmas 2012 with Christmas Flash Cards, Christmas Songs and Christmas Movies

As a day originally created to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is now observed in both Christian and non-Christian countries. In fact, Christmas is a time to prepare Christmas dinner for family gathering, Christmas parade for national observation and Christmas list for gift sending. Therefore, as Christmas 2012 is just around the corner, various Christmas elements including Christmas hat and Christmas tree have flooded into people’s daily life. At present, everyone is not only busy preparing for Christmas 2012 celebrations but also looking for innovative Christmas ideas.  

Generally speaking, Christmas gift and Christmas party have set the main tunes for Christmas 2012 celebrations. However, for people who tend to spend an unforgettable and special Christmas 2012, they need new Christmas ideas. Therefore, this post will cover several ideas for Christmas 2012 celebration. Those Christmas ideas guide users to celebrate Christmas 2012 with Christmas Flash cards, Christmas songs and Christmas movies.

I. Christmas idea: Send Christmas Flash cards

It is an old tradition to send cards to friends on important festivals like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Good Christmas cards can not only enhance the atmosphere of Christmas, but also fill receivers’ hearts with Christmas joys. Therefore, sending Christmas Flash cards is a good idea for celebrating Christmas 2012. For one thing, Christmas Flash cards are funny and Christmas-oriented in content; for another, Christmas Flash cards are excellent in animated effects. Of course, users can either download Christmas Flash cards online or make DIY Christmas Flash cards. Here several Christmas Flash cards will be provided for reference.

1. Christmas Flash Card 1

2. Christmas Flash Card 2

3. Christmas Flash Card 3

4. Christmas Flash Card 4

5. Christmas Flash Card 5

II. Christmas idea: Enjoy Christmas songs

Music is the voice of human emotions. Therefore, Christmas songs are usually emotional, contagious and infectious. Good Christmas songs can not only bring listeners inner peace but also send Christmas pleasure and joys to listeners. Then it sounds like a great Christmas idea to celebrate Christmas 2012 by indulging in the music world full of Christmas songs. Here several classic Christmas songs will be recommended.

1. Christmas song: Silent Night

As a Christmas song created to describe the night when Jesus was born, Silent Night can brings inner peace to every listeners. With poetic lyrics, Silent Night presents listeners the illusion of a silent and peaceful night and brings them to sweet dreams on Christmas Eve.

2. Christmas song: White Christmas

As one of the best Christmas songs in the world, White Christmas was created in 1940s. The lyrics of the Christmas song describes the happy scene about family getting together on Christmas, which strikes a chord with parents who are waiting for the return of their children.

3. Christmas song: Jingle Bells

As a classic Christmas song, Jingle Bells brings happiness and joy to everyone with its relaxing melody. When Christmas comes, the lyrics “Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way” will appear in every corner. Whenever jingle bell, Christmas fun approaches.  

4. Christmas song: Here Comes Santa Claus

As the symbol of Christmas, Santa Claus will be appeared in most Christmas songs. Here Comes Santa Claus is a song describing the scene about Santa coming to the town and sending his gifts to everyone. The song helps listeners to review the joys and thrills of expecting Santa Claus on Christmas Eve as small kids.  

5. Christmas song: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

In this Christmas song, a traditional Christmas food named figgy pudding is introduced. However, the food is not as lucky as the Christmas song. While We Wish You A Merry Christmas still serves as a classic Christmas melody, figgy pudding has excluded in the Christmas dinner menu for a long time.

III. Christmas idea: Watch Christmas movies

Each year, various Christmas movies will be released to provide audiences in an attempt to celebrate Christmas. A good Christmas movie can not only be attractive in storyline, but also reveal the essences and spirits of Christmas. Then watching Christmas movies is more than a way to celebrate Christmas 2012, it also helps users to better understand Christmas. Here, three top-rated Christmas movies will be covered.

1. A Christmas Story

Nothing can stop a boy from pursuing his Christmas gift. Therefore, when a boy named Ralphie wants to get a B.B. gun as Christmas gift, he needs to convince his parents, teachers and even Santa that the gun is harm-free. However, everything just goes to the opposite side of his expectations. In the end, Ralphie just proves that a B.B. gun does real harm to a kid. A Christmas Story is probably not the best Christmas movie but is definitely the most realistic one. All the sufferings of Ralphie can remind people of their funny childhood experience.  

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

After getting tired to be a horrible symbol, Jack Skellington who is the king of Halloween tries to be a favored character like Santa. Therefore he kidnaps Santa Claus and does everything Santa does. However, to his disappointment, Christmas still turns out to be another Halloween. In the end, Jack learns the spirits of Christmas and sends Santa back to the world. From this Christmas movie, audiences will have deeper understanding about Christmas.

3. Home Alone

For users who want to have some funny and relaxing Christmas movie, Home Alone is a favored choice. One Christmas, a kid named Kevin is accidentally left alone in the house. However, when he finds his house has become a target of burglars, the cute kid can only stops those invaders with numerous traps and pranks.

Christmas Carol – Enjoy 5 Christmas Stories with Christmas Books and Christmas Flash Games

Christmas 2012 is approaching! As one of the most influential and importance festivals celebrated around the world, Christmas brings gathering time for families, shopping day for consumers and entertaining festival for citizens. Christmas wins the name as best time of the year for the long Christmas holidays and interesting Christmas stories. It is true that different people get their own different personal Christmas stories and it is also true that most people also share some world-famous Christmas stories from generation to generation.

Exclusively created for Christmas Day, those classic Christmas stories can always reveal the true spirits and essences of Christmas. Most of them are originated from popular literature works, rumors and even legendary tales. Those Christmas stories have traveled around the world with Christmas marks for several centuries. Therefore, they will never been forgotten on Christmas 2012 and they have together formed a wonderful Christmas carol. To this extent, this post will cover five Christmas stories. To help users better enjoy those Christmas stories, this post will introduce corresponding Christmas books and Christmas Flash games.

I. Christmas story: Express and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: The Polar Express

The Polar Express

As one of the best-selling Christmas books written by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express centers on the train journey of a boy to Santa’s home on Christmas Eve. Living in the world where Santa is described as a fairy character, an innocent boy still believes in the existence of Santa. Therefore, he is invited to get on a train heading for North Polar with other faithful children. After going through various thrilling adventures, the boy receives the gift from Santa which can only be admired by real Christmas lovers. The Polar Express is not only persuasive in proving the existence of Santa but also impressive for describing the joyful scenes of Christmas.

2. Christmas Flash Game: The Polar Express

As a Christmas Flash game created on the basis of this Christmas Story, The Polar Express helps readers to go through a thrilling journey in the gaming world. Players need to control the tracks of the train in order to pick as many train cars as possible. Each track crossing will be given a red/green switch and players are allowed to accelerate or slow the train speed. Of course, obstacles may be placed on the running path of the train.

II. Christmas Story: Scrooge and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

As the most famous Christmas book written by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol mainly tells about how a mean business man realizes the true spirits of Christmas. As a cold-blooded business man, Scrooge hates Christmas holiday, Christmas carols and Christmas food. On one Christmas night, Scrooge is forced by the Christmas spirits to go through a time travel. After witnessing stuffs about his innocent childhood, his beautiful lover, his miserable death and his poor employees, Scrooge suddenly realizes the true spirits of Christmas. Later, he becomes one of the best favored men in the town.    

2. Christmas Flash Game: Soar in Star Ride

Soar in Star Ride is a Christmas Flash game in accordance with this famous Christmas story. In the game, while Scrooge is sent to the sky to go through a time travel, he needs to collect as many stars as possible. Collecting different stars will give players different scores and hitting obstacles like thunder and swan will lead to the loss of scores. To enjoy the Christmas Flash game, one only needs to move the mouse to decide whether the rock shall go right or left.    

III. Christmas Story: Grinch and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: How the Grinch stole Christmas!

How the Grinch stole Christmas

The Christmas Story of Grinch comes from a Christmas book written by Dr. Seuss named How the Grinch stole Christmas! In the story, as the neighbor of Santa Claus, Grinch is an org with born hatred to Christmas. Each Christmas, the laughing and joyful sounds in the town have driven him crazy. Therefore, in an attempt to wipe out Christmas joys, Grinch decides to steal people’s Christmas gifts. From mouse to human, none can preserve their Christmas gifts. However, the whole town is still indulged in the happiness of Christmas. Later, Grinch learns about the essences of Christmas and becomes a happy monster.

2. Christmas Flash Game: The Grinch Color Book

As a Christmas Flash game about Grinch, The Grinch Color Book provides players a chance to paint the pictures showing Grinch hiding behind a Christmas tree. Players can make the picture spooky and creepy with dark colors or make Grinch funny and cute with bright colors. For players who love this Christmas Flash game, they can download the Flash game.

IV. Christmas Story: Match Girl and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

While most Christmas books are happiness-oriented, The Little Match Girl is not. As one of the most famous tales created by Christian Andersen, the match girl appears in a sober and sad Christmas stories. On a freezing Christmas night, a little and poor girl is trying to sell her matches only to find herself being ignored. In an attempt to warm the body, the girl strikes three matches from which she has seen the happy scene of family gathering, delicious food and safe shelter.  When the frame dies out, the girl passes away with happy smile retained. Just as it is hinted in this Christmas story, Christmas is a time about giving and caring.

2. Christmas Flash Game: The Little Match Girl Painting

In the Christmas Flash game named The Little Match Girl Painting, a picture describing the gathering of the match girl and her granny is presented. What players need to do is to make the picture more impressive and attractive with different colors. To download this Flash game, users can refer to free Flash Downloader.

V. Christmas Story: Magi and Christmas

1. Christmas Book: The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories

The Gift of the Magi

Regarded as one of the most moving Christmas stories, the story of Magi and Christmas comes from a Christmas book written by O Henry named The Gift of the Magi and Other Stories. On Christmas, Della and her husband have coincidentally exchange their valuable objects with Christmas gifts. Della sells her beautiful hair for a golden watch chain and her husband sells the watch for a comb. Though their Christmas gifts have turned out to be useless, the couple has still spent an unforgettable Christmas.

2. Christmas Flash Game: Gift of the Magi

As a Christmas Flash game created on the basis of this Christmas tale, Gift of the Magi is designed as a puzzle game. Since the fragments of Jim’s watch have been provided, players only need to put those fragments in the right place to form an integrated photo of the watch.  

Flash for YouTube Ideas – 4 Methods to Upload Flash to YouTube

If video sharing is an irresistible trend, YouTube is definitely the most prominent pusher. As the most famous online video website, YouTube also enjoys good reputations for being an excellent video sharing platform. It is no uncommon issue for users to share videos, photos, animations and even PowerPoint presentations on YouTube. In fact, publishing videos to YouTube has become a daily issue for most users. When they have recorded excellent movies, they want to share the movies on YouTube and when they have created funny Flash animations, they want to upload the Flash movies to YouTube.

Adobe Flash Player is important to YouTube because most YouTube videos are published as Flash movies. However, this can’t be used as a proof against the fact that Flash is excluded in the supporting list of YouTube. Therefore, for users who tend to upload Flash to YouTube, they need to find a way to convert Flash for YouTube in the first place. In other words, only when users have found a way to convert Flash to YouTube video can they publish Flash to YouTube. Therefore, this post will illustrate three free methods to upload Flash to YouTube.

Method One: Convert Flash to MP4 video

Convert Flash to MP4 video

As a popular video format, MP4 is now widely supported by most portable devices. In the latest version of YouTube, MP4 video is viewed as a YouTube friendly file. Moreover, of all those YouTube videos based on HTML5, most are published as MP4 movies. Therefore, an efficient way to upload Flash to YouTube is to convert Flash SWF to MP4 video. However, users must make sure they have set the video codec of the MP4 video as “H.264” and the audio codec as “AAC”.

Method Two: Convert Flash to FLV video

Convert Flash to FLV video

FLV video is small in storage space and fast in loading speed. Therefore, FLV are usually used as the standard video format for YouTube file. In most cases, users will get FLV files after they have managed downloading some YouTube videos. To this extent, converting Flash to FLV video is an easier and safer way for users to upload Flash to YouTube. Luckily, some free methods to convert Flash to FLV video are available to help users manage the conversion process. One thing to notice is that YouTube only support FLV video with the video codec as FLV1 and audio codec as MP3.

Method Three: Convert Flash to MOV video

Convert Flash to YouTube

Widely used in portable devices like iPhone and iPad, MOV now turns out to be one of the mainstream video formats. As more and more new devices have made MOV movie as their default video file, YouTube has also added support to MOV video. In this way, mobile users can get easy ways to share their videos with friends. To this extent, users are allowed to upload Flash animations to YouTube after they have converted them to MOV videos. Though there are free ways to convert Flash to MOV video, users also need to make sure those methods can set the audio codec of the MOV file as H.264 and audio codec as AAC.

Method Four: Convert Flash to AVI video

Convert Flash to AVI

As a popular video format, AVI can be supported by most media players. AVI video is also used as the output file of popular video cameras. Therefore, AVI video is also listed as YouTube friendly file. Once users can convert the Flash movie to an AVI video, they can upload the Flash movie to YouTube. To manage the conversion process, users can either refer to online websites or low-budget converters like Moyea SWF to Video Converter. However, they must make sure the converted AVI video gets MJPEG as video codec and PCM as audio codec.

3 Methods to Play Flash on Jelly Bean

Though Adobe Flash Player is a vulnerable app, there is no means to judge it as an outdated app. Since loftily expected Adobe Flash alternatives like HTML 5 are still under development, Adobe Flash Player is still a necessity for most online video websites or online gaming sites. Even though websites like YouTube can provide users video contents based on HTML5, most video sites are still heavily Flash-dependent. Before the release of Jelly Bean, playing Flash on Android device will be just a piece of cake. However, after Android 4.1 is designed as a system incompatible to Adobe Flash Player, playing Flash on Jelly Bean has troubled many users.

For movie fans, they desire to watch Flash movie on Jelly Bean devices and for game lovers, they want to play Flash games on Jelly Bean devices. Therefore, users need to figure out ways to play Flash on Jelly Bean. Since this is not an easy task, this post will cover three methods on enjoying Flash with Jelly Bean. The first two will deal with the ways to install Flash Player on Jelly Bean devices while the last one will show the steps to convert Flash for Jelly Bean devices.

Method One: Install Adobe Flash Player on Jelly Bean

With the help of Adobe Flash Player, playing Flash on Jelly Bean won’t be a problem. However, since Adobe Flash Player has added Jelly Bean devices to the blacklist, users can only install side-loaded Adobe Flash player on Jelly Bean instead of officially downloaded Adobe Flash Player. When users have downloaded the side-downloaded app, they also need the assistance of third-party mobile browsers like Dolphin and Firefox that still support Adobe Flash Player. Open “Settings menu” of the Jelly Bean device and check “Unknown sources” to make sure the side-loader Flash Player can be installed. After that, install the Flash Player, start the browser and then uncheck “Flash Player” option in browser settings. Then users can play Flash on Jelly Bean devices freely. However, since the installation of side-loaded app will bring potential risks to the devices, users had better try other methods to play Flash on Jelly Bean before they can find a reliable side-loaded Adobe Flash Player.

Method Two: Downgrade Jelly Bean to ICS

Downgrade from Jelly Bean to ICS

Theoretically speaking, ICS is still supported by Adobe Flash Player. Therefore, once users can downgrade the Jelly Bean device to ICS one, they can easily play Flash on the reverted Jelly Bean device. However, not all the Jelly Bean devices can be downgraded. Usually, users are only allowed to downgrade the Android devices that are updated to Jelly Bean manually. Moreover, the downgrading process calls for users’ knowledge about booting and flashing different ROMs. After Adobe Flash’s retreating from Android market on August 15, users can’t find the download link of Adobe Flash Player on Google Player. Therefore, after switching the mobile system from Jelly Bean to ICS, users also need to download the right version of Adobe Flash Player from this page.

Method Three: Convert Flash for Jelly Bean device

Convert Flash for Jelly Bean

Some users may feel installing Adobe Flash Player on Jelly Bean unnecessary when they are content with the HTML5 based sites. Therefore, when they want to play some Flash movies on Jelly Bean devices, they may find converting Flash movie more charming than installing Adobe Flash Player. To this extent, they can refer to Moyea SWF to Video Converter to manage the conversion from Flash contents to Jelly Bean devices friendly videos such as converting Flash contents to Google Nexus 7 video. This method is an easy way for them to play Flash on Jelly Bean.