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How to Get Flash on the iPhone: iMobileCinema

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Just over a week ago I wrote about how Flash has been confirmed for the iPhone. There are conflicting reports about whether or not we will see Flash, but for those with jailbroken iPhone, the option has been out for a while now. The plugin is called iMobileCinema and it’s available via Cydia.

iMobileCinema is great if you spend time on bus or subway, and want to waste time by watching endless videos. Sure, YouTube is great but what if you could check out clips from CollegeHumor, Vimeo, Google Video, QIK, and more?

How to Install iMobileCinema on your Jailbroken iPhone

1. Jailbreak your iPhone (remember, Apple says it’s illegal).
2. Launch Cydia, search for iMobileCinema, and install it.
3. Now, visit any website that requires Flash and cross your fingers that iMobileCinema will work!

I tested out iMobileCinema with a few video sites and here are my impressions:

CollegeHumor: audio works, video laggy
Vimeo: audio works, laggy video
Google Video: audio and video works great
QIK: audio and video works great

I know there are some other random flash video sites that might work too, so let’s hear what you’re watching. iMobileCinema is definitely a work in progress but it’s a great start in the right direction for those looking to check out more Flash intensive websites on the iPhone.

Check out the following screenshots:

…Oh, and if you haven’t seen the following video, titled “Cellphone Reunion” you gotta watch!

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