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The reason why the Opera Wii browser doesn't support Flash 9

by rawmeatcowboy
15 October 2007
GN 1.0 / 2.0

Reader DonnyDarko420 did some detective work, and found out why Opera didn’t add Flash 9 support with the latest version of the Wii browser. The answer direct from Opera below…

“It seems that Flash 7 is the latest version available for licensing from Adobe. This means no Flash 9 for platforms not directly supported by Adobe.

Basically, in this case one has to rely on a closed implementation from a single vendor rather than an open standard. That vendor has chosen to prioritize things in a certain way.”

Well, at least now we have an answer!