Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jun 2010 15:36 UTC
Internet & Networking Earlier this week, Apple launched a HTML5 Showcase page, displaying several uses for HTML5 and related technologies. However, it turns out that Apple is using trickery to block out browsers other than Safari, with the end result that browsers with better support for web standards than Safari can't access the demos.
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RE[6]: Still unclear
by Neolander on Sat 5th Jun 2010 06:37 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Still unclear"
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You've got serious problems with your computer even my ancient iMac
(32 bit 2GZ Core Duo, ATI RadeonX1600) plays it full speed at 20% CPU. Playing the same video on flash on Vimeo averages around 87% and at one point got up to 115%.

Wow ! Now C2D technology is "ancient" ??? How fast computer science is as forgetting things...

Vimeo HD runs slightly smoother, but is still unusable. I always use standard quality when I go to this site, it's already more than good enough for a web video and it runs close to smoothly (still significantly worse than YouTube, and on par with DailyMotion HQ. I suppose it's the price you pay for the additional quality).

My computer has got only a little older config than yours, if I remember hardware history well (Athlon 64 3000+ (overclocked), 1GB ram, Geforce 7800 GT). The difference is that it runs linux, so according to the HTML5 enthusiasts it should immensely benefit from HTML5 video. However, the feature seems not to work as advertised.

I agree that once I get my core i5 laptop, I probably won't get any performance problem anymore, be it with HTML 5 or Flash. But I think about all those people who access the web from a netbook with an Atom processor, 512 MB ram, a crappy hard drive, and an intel GMA chipset... We can't just assume that because hardware is more powerful, it gives us the right to write unoptimized software ! Because as time passes, high-end computers get more powerful, but low-end computers get less powerful too...

Edited 2010-06-05 06:55 UTC

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