Many users of the iPad & iPhone have at various times have expressed frustration at the inability of the iPad, iPhone and Touch’s to view flash, especially flash video. This tutorial will show you how to view flash video — provided you have a direct link to the flash video in question.
For this walk-through you will need two applications:
1.) yxplayer2 lite, which is free.
2.) GoodReader, which costs a <sarcasm>whopping $2.99</sarcasm> on the App Store. If it wasn’t for Skype, (which I use to phone my beautiful lady everyday), it would be my favourite application. So many things can be with this one tool that I find myself using it constantly.
NOTE: I am not associated with any application mentioned or reviewed on this site.
We start by opening GoodReader. Tap Web Downloads, then tap the Browse the Web button:
Enter http://www.glasskeys.com as the web address, this is to use the sample video links placed here in the last post.
Next, scroll down until you see the "Link 1:” & “Link 2:” with links to the video files like so:
Tap the “Link 1: Peter Kay (mimed version)” link, then tap Open.
Immediately a dialog will appear, tap the Download Linked File.
GoodReader will notify you that your download has started, tap OK.
GoodReader will display progress of your download as the next image illustrates.
When the download is finished, it will appear in blue under My Documents.
Tap Manage Files, then tap Is_This_The_Way_To_Amarillo-1.flv, the green indicator will appear next to the file name.
Tap the Rename button, and the following dialog will appear:
Remove the flv extension and change it to wmv, then tap the OK button when your change is complete. The Enter a new name dialog will look like this:
Now the file appears with its new .wmv extension, and should still be selected, so tap the the Open In… button.
GoodReader asks you how you want to watch the "wmv" file (snicker), tap yxplayer2 lite:
Enjoy watching the video!