Apple has been sending small blows to Adobe lately, initially with the “no flash on iOS” position.
Apple’s most recent operating system release, OS X Lion, which dropped just a few days ago, contains yet another blow to Adobe [and Flash.]
Lion does not allow users to use the dialog to allow the video camera to be used from a specific website directly from the dialog anymore. You actually have to go into System Preferences » Flash Player » Camera and Microphone Settings by Site… » then add the domain you want to allow. To use Userplane, you would need to add userplane.com. You also must choose “allow” for Camera and Mic Access.
This is a huge blow to Adobe as they are trying to make it even more difficult to use. Note, it’s still entirely possible to use it, it’s just a pain and a huge hassle to do it.
We are working on removing flash entirely from our platform, however, we strongly feel that there are certain things such as video streaming, which have not fully matured outside of Flash. As soon as support for video streaming is built outside of Flash, such as HTML5, we will be switching away from flash — but we won’t do that until we feel we can adequately support our customer base.
How to Fix it
Here’s how to fix it.
1. Find your System Preferences
2. Go to Flash Player
3. Go to Camera and Mic Settings by Site
4. Add userplane.com and choose Allow
5. Review the result of adding userplane.com
6. Refresh or re-open the page
You will need to refresh or re-open the page you previously had open for it to begin working as Apple has not allowed users to click outside of the dialog until the page is reloaded in some way.