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Flash Must Die, Long Live HTML5!

Postby Rudemeister on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:32 pm

I have read quite a few posts regarding Flash and trying to get it to work. I guess there are more issues with the 64 bit version of Mint and Flash. That is why the Flash video in my Mint 13 KDE is 32 bit. But, Adobe has said they are not going to continue with a Flashplayer for Linux. I have also seen work on LightSpark, which is a FOSS Flash clone in development.

http://lightspark.github.com/

But my son in law is a software engineer and he is just getting into Linux on my advice. He's been a strict MS guy, but I advised him to broaden his horizons. BTW, another friend and developer told me that Linux guys are offered higher salaries than Windows guys lately. Anyway, in a conversation with my son in law, he said HTML5 video playback ability has been in Firefox and some other browsers for a few versions. So, I thought I would try play some. I went to this site:

http://html5video.org/

Wow, works good for me! Anyway, Didn't Microsoft abandon Silverlight too? I know that POS is probably why I can't play Netflix in Linux. Is this true? If so, then what does Netflix plan to do? What about Youtube, Hulu and more?
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Re: Flash Must Die, Long Live HTML5!

Postby Rudemeister on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:49 pm

Hey!!! Youtube will let will playback HTML5 instead of Flash if you sign up for their trial and have a browser that supports HTML5!!

http://www.youtube.com/html5

It seems to me that Flash on Linux works like Adobe was forced to do it, not because they wanted to do it. I can't back that up with any testimony, but it was unstable and had poor performance. HTML5 works as smooth as silk though.

Comparison of Flash to HTML5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison ... _and_Flash
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