Since the creation of the first iPhone, Apple has blocked the ability to view Flash content through its web browser. That has also carried over to the iPad, which many have argued needs to display Flash video and content since it is more, “computer-like” than “phone-like.”
While jailbreaking an iOS device will allow you to run flash, many are unsure of the process and don’t want to risk the stability of their devices just to run Flash (jailbreaking is not sanctioned by Apple and can also be referred to as “hacking”).
Fortunately, there is now a way to view Flash video content on your iPad without jailbreaking. While this will not allow you to interact with Flash content, such as an entire website made from Flash, it allows you to view embedded video from services such as Blip.TV and Facebook.
On your iPad, tap on the Safari icon.
Enter the following address in the address bar and press Enter: http://iosflashvideo.fw.hu/
Once the page has loaded, tap on the Action icon next to the address bar and select Add Bookmark.
Name the new bookmark, iOSFlashVideo and save it to your Bookmark Toolbar. Tap Save.
Tap on the bookmark icon next to the address bar to view the bookmark you’ve just created.
Press the Edit button in the bookmarks viewer. Tap on the iOSFlashVideo bookmark.
Now visit a webpage containing Flash video content, such as a Facebook profile. The video will only be displayed as blank white space.
While on the page, tap the iOSFlashVideo bookmark you’ve created.
The page will reload, and the empty space will now display as a link to the video content. Click on the link to load the video.