Is it possible to remote control Adobe Flash Player?

Benjamin August 15, 2012
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Wouldn’t it be awesome to watch Youtube videos from your couch? I’d like to do that (especially since I got a really big screen for my PC) without having to run up to the desk to pause the video when I get a call etc.

Can the Adobe Flash plugin, running inside a browser, be remote controlled? If yes, what kind of software would that require running on my PC, and what kind of remote control would I need to use (please say I can use my smartphone! Pierogi on the N900 maybe?)?

I have Linux as well as Windows, and prefer using the Opera browser, but others work for me too, but I’m guessing this shouldn’t depend too much on the platform?

  1. muotechguy
    August 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Easy on a Mac, with this:

  2. GrrGrrr
    August 15, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    better go for a wireless mouse and use it for controlling.

    • Benjamin
      August 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      That would be probably be the least fiddly , i.e. most elegant solution
      but I'd have to buy it first.
      Also I tried one from Logitech with Unifying receiver, but I have to mount the receiver on the front usb port, otherwise the connection is unreliable. I'd like to keep the front ports free though for flash drives etc.
      What's your preferred wireless mouse?

      • GrrGrrr
        August 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

        yes, the receiver has it's own reach and hence needs front mounting. An alternate would be to get a USB extension and plug the receiver in it, moving it closer to your couch. this would also give u multiple usb ports.

        as for me, i don't like wireless mouse as they are very small for my hand, battery dependency and the receiver could be lost/broken easily.

  3. Vipul Jain
    August 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

    you cans imply even use Teamveiwer to control your entire PC, so that obviously includes pausing videos.. :)

    • Benjamin
      August 15, 2012 at 11:22 am

      Teamviewer for the PC, but what about the remote? How to remote control Teamviewer?

      • Vipul Jain
        August 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

        you have a smartphone right?
        So just use the Team Viewer app.
        & in case it is not available yet on your OS, just log into teamviewer through your browser at

  4. susendeep dutta
    August 15, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Pierogi app on N900 is demonstrated in the video link below -

    Visit the link below to know how to control the desktop using N900 -

    The above link if followed will allow you to remotely control YouTube.

    • Benjamin
      August 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

      Have you successfully used Pierogi to control your desktop?

      • susendeep dutta
        August 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

        I don't have N900 so can't test it.If you follow the suggestions suggested above then you'll be able to control your PC via N900.

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