Skip to comments.ZDNet: Flash is dead. Long live HTML5
Posted on 11/09/2011 11:52:53 AM PST by Bush_Democrat
Summary: Its official, Adobe is putting its future mobile video efforts behind HTML5. So, do you really think that desktop Flash will survive for long?
Adobes love affair with its Flash format has come to an end. Oh sure, Adobe said they were just killing development on mobile browser Flash in favor of HTML5, but seriously, do you think, that theyll keep working on Flash on the desktop for much longer? If you do, I have a nice, lightly-used bridge in Brooklyn Id like to sell you. No, the end of Flash is in sight and HTML5 is now the one true future for Internet video.
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The Flash is dead?????...Dang, now I won't go see the movie........
Not Jobs, just reality. Flash has been a no good POS for a long time, the main reason it stuck around so long was lack of competition. Then came HTML5 and Silverlight, one of them was bound to beat Flash. When you have a platform that only gets used because of the lack of competition the second competition shows up your clock is ticking. I won’t miss Flash crashes.
Flash was always buggy, came with security vulnerabilities and wasn’t seamless with HTML. The new standard will make playing videos effortless on the Internet.
flash never worked well on windows 7.
While a lot of the attention is understandably on Flash versus HTML5, and HTML5 video, HTML5 is going to end up killing a lot of technologies. One small example is web sockets (currently not well supported, due to security problems), which will ultimately render Ajax unnecessary.
What will be using next week?
Silverlight killer as well.
Time killed flash, and it killed DOS too.
Things become obsolete.
Jobs prematurely jumped on HTML5 and left the people who purchace Apple mobile products without cutesy little games or much of the internet video content for four, maybe five device design cycles.
Flash has been dead for a while now... it just hasn’t stopped sucking the life out of CPUs yet.
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Works for me as I’m sick and tired of getting Flash error messages on Firefox
Can anyone explain how HTML5 can escape intellectual property claims? There are many patents about digital animation and video. Android is under a barrage of lawsuits. How can HTML5 escape IP claims?
Dang! All those annoying updates for this?
Switch to Google Chrome. I did 3 weeks ago and it also gets rid of the memory hog aspects of Firefox also.
So, does this mean that things that couldn’t be seen or run on iPhones, iPads, etc. be seen and run now?
When the hell is HTML going to die? Nothing like putting scotch tape on a dirty diaper.
Most of you have no idea what Adobe just said.
Flash is not dead, even on the mobile. They are not supporting the flash PLAYER on the mobile browsers anymore.
Adobe AIR (built in Flash Builder/Flex) is used to build apps on iPhones and Droid.
For PC online gaming and elearning, HTML5 isn’t even a player.
Next, please kill PDF. I hate it. Slow. Resource hog. Requires another application just to read text.
If nobody profits from selling HTML5 there is nobody to sue. Who wants to be the guy who sues everyone who owns a website? The most hated man in the world!
Yeah, Firefox ain’t what it used to be. Everyone went to it because it was simple, fast and easy. Now with all the plug-in and add-ons it gets buggy.
I like the add-on that stops web pages from automatically running video/sound. This should be automatic in a browser, imho.
What do you know about the Maxthon3 browser?
Not true. PDF files are used extensively because is it cross platform and renders accurately. It is the reader that is the hog and you can do something about that. Foxit PDF reader replaces Adobe Reader and is lightweight, fast, and trouble-free. Google, DL, install, then if you like uninstall that nasty Adobe reader. And if you pay a little bit, get the pro version and you can edit PDF files too. I cannot say enough good about it. Don't suffer, do something about it.
I don’t know about it. Haven’t used it.
I won’t miss the several times per week (after week, after weei) updates that non-admin users can’t install.
“It’ll be dead on the mobile side if there are no players going forward”
No, it won’t. AIR doesn’t run in the player. It runs as a native app.
AIR is awesome. Building for iPHones and Droid at the same time is much preferred.
The new 3D capability of Flash 11 is really cool. You can run Unity through it and the Unreal engine.
And HTML5 will require Microsoft, Apple, Google, and Mozilla to work together and standardized. Microsoft will find a way to screw it up (just like Java, CSS, etc).
Thanks Swordmaker. Gotta be Apple’s fault, not the marketplace. :’)
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