Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Android: Possible Sound Problem

By Jamie Pert - Jul 6, 2010

One significant advantage that Google Android has over App iOS is Flash support, however according to one Google Nexus One user there is a flaw with Flash 10.1 player for Android, which could be particularly annoying.

Apparently Flash content will play sound regardless of what mode your handset is set to, which means even if your phone is set to silent videos and advertising will not be silent.

Currently Flash 10.1 Player for Android is still only in its beta stages, therefore it is more than likely that Adobe will patch this issue before the proper release, until then beta users will have to put up with the annoyance.

Have you experienced this problem? Perhaps you have found a work-around, if so, feel fre to add your fix in the comments section below.

Update: Here is what Adobe has to say on the matter “The silent mode on Android is for Calls and Messages only, these are considered interruption events. The Android OS dictates that Media players have their own volume controls, this is common across most platforms”, therefore it is not a problem with Flash Player 10.1, it is just the way that Android configures sounds.

Source: IntoMobile

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  • santos

    i can´t install flash on my android phone (Blu Tango) what happen?
    adobe have a list but my phone is not in the list
    what can i do to fix his problem… or i ´m in adobe hands?

    my phone have the 2.2 android system but the application do not works

  • Lisa

    I noticed a related problem with flash player for android, the sound volume actionscript command in a flash movie does not work correctly. Ie in a flash movie where sound is meant to play at various volumes throughout – ranging from zero (no sound), to full volume, the sound plays at full volume regardless of the actionscript command (ie mySound.setVolume(0) has no effect whatsoever on flash for android.

  • Fidel

    Can you atleast update your post now that you know that you goofed up big time?

  • Kamal

    WTH, now the want to blame Adobe with flash, when user decide when to play any sond o media contein, the only things that need to be in silenced is sms and phone call.

  • J-Dawg

    Not sure what all the confusion is about…its pretty simple – there's a media volume control in the settings app….just lower it to zero to turn off flash and any media enabled sounds….or when the flash video is playing turn the volume down with the volume rocker and it automatically recognises media volume and is lowered…. if you can't figure that out don't buy the phone…. ur better off with a huawei or something cheap like that….

  • Jamie,

    Our PR team alerted me to your article here: http://www.androidguys.com/2010/07/05/flash-froyo

    To explain, the silent mode on Android is for Calls and Messages only, these are considered interruption events.  The Android OS dictates that Media players have their own volume controls, this is common across most platforms.

    If you read the graphic used at IntoMobile’s article, it says, “All sounds except Media and Alarms are silenced”. http://images.intomobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2

    So in fact, this has nothing to do with Flash.  With that, I’d appreciate it if you corrected your article appropriately.

    thanks,
    Mark Doherty
    Adobe Systems, Mobile and Devices