PlayStation3: Error - Flash must be 10.0 or greater
Actually I assumed that JWplayer would play on PS3 systems without hassle, but today a client has complained that he cant watch our videos on his PS3 system.
I have confirmed this myself, using latest official firmware from Sony, and using JW Player 6.1, the error message is:
Error Loading Plsyer: Adobe Flash Must Be 10.0 Or Greater.
From your FAQ this answer is:
Error loading player: Flash version must be 10.0 or greater This means the version of the Flash plugin on your computer is too outdated for JW Player to use. Please visit the Adobe site to update your Flash player. Note this error will not occur if you do not have Flash at all (e.g. on an iPad).
What is your workaround/fix regarding this on a PS3 system?
We require Flash player 10 for JW Player 6 because that is the only way we can play back HLS video inside Flash and Flash Player 10 and higher also have numerous hardware acceleration improvements and other performance improvements.
If PS3 support is a hard requirement, you will need to use JW Player 5 (or use user agent detection and serve JW Player 5 to PS3’s and JW Player 6 to everyone else.