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adobe flash

Postby jonass on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:11 pm

I just finished installing adobe flash on my xfce mint install and got to thinking, why do big sites like YouTube and hulu still use flash? Hasn't it kinda been dying out for awhile now? Maybe I read something wrong but I thought it was essentially being replaced by html5. Can anyone clarify for me?
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Re: adobe flash

Postby Orbmiser on Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:19 pm

jonass wrote:I just finished installing adobe flash on my xfce mint install and got to thinking, why do big sites like YouTube and hulu still use flash? Hasn't it kinda been dying out for awhile now? Maybe I read something wrong but I thought it was essentially being replaced by html5. Can anyone clarify for me?


True and flash is no longer being supported on mobile devices & tablets.

But the reason is simple being YouTube or Hulu with humongous no of files?
And completely redo the whole website to comply with HTML5? All that has to be coded.

Still in spite of the growing popularity of HTML5 standard, most web developers and designers are reluctant to migrate to the new markup language, maybe because of the absence of a complete HTML5 specification or lack of practical information on HTML5 сoding.

Adobe Flash: I'm not dead yet!
http://www.zdnet.com/adobe-flash-im-not-dead-yet-7000004996/
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Re: adobe flash

Postby jonass on Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:55 pm

Interesting article. I must have misunderstood what flash actually was add I assumed it was kinda just a codec that played files inside a browser.
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Re: adobe flash

Postby Armann on Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:11 pm

"maybe because of the absence of a complete HTML5 specification or lack of practical information on HTML5 сoding. "

Is the state of web standard still as bad with HTML5 ?
It's going to be a great day that Flash goes away. :)
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