Is Jing going to be upgraded without flash?

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Jing is fabulous - a neat, easy to use screen capture tool that is enough for many use cases.

But as flash will be killed off by 2020 - and is already deprecated in many instances - will Jing's output be upgraded to a non-flash container?  My only conclusion if it isn't - is that Jing will die out with Flash - which would be very sad :-(
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james.trueman

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Posted 2 years ago

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Mark Penney

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Jing/Screencast is being dropped by so many people I know because it still requires Flash. I can only view it on Chrome on my desktop, so I am always recommending people switch to Loom or something else for doing their screen capture. I really hope this changes soon.. no reason to be using Flash anymore, and makes it completely mobile unfriendly.
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Karla Germanis

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Please make Jing work in another format! This is so great software !!
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Tommy Mcbride

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I quit using it. Worthless now. 
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Rizz

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I have been using from years, now switched to Jumpshare. Please remove the need of Flash, now HTML5 can handle all the tasks on web.
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wendy.hamilton, TechSmith CEO

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Yes we are currently working on it to output to mp4 instead of flash. 
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wendy.hamilton, TechSmith CEO

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Official Response
I previously replied to this post (about four months ago) that "we are currently working to output to mp4 instead of flash."   We are still committed to providing a free mp4 solution, but after assessing the actual cost to rework the existing code base  and UI, we have made the difficult decision to not provide mp4 via Jing.  Instead, we will be building a new free recorder, integrated with Screencast.com, that supports mp4 as well as a couple other major features that Jing doesn't currently have.   We will provide some more detail in a formal announcement that will be pinned to Jing and Screencast categories in a few weeks.   
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Bryan

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Four months and still nothing? Meanwhile Jing is, after years already, still blocked on most every system, most everywhere. Geeze. Pretty freakin poor. Clearly the company is on it's last legs. A great shame.
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Jeff Gilbert

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Techsmith Team, thanks for providing this great service to me and my company for free, for years.  I know firsthand that moving something out of flash is not trivial.  Using flash on a browser is still going to be pretty easy until 2020 so you all have plenty of time and I plan to stick with you and look forward to more great things to come.
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There is anticipation to hear more about the JING replacement (MP4 output). Currently I am in a bind. Any videos not being played will be deleted. However they are FLASH and cannot be viewed, so it forces all my content to be auto-deleted. I cannot download them, to convert them to MP4 myself. I am hoping you will add the option to download my files so I can convert them and place them back as MP4s.  It would be nice to have more news about the future tool to replace JING. I want to thank you for this tool though. Sometime I use Camtasia, but JING has a place of its own.

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