Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Sep 2010 21:49 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Graphics, User Interfaces "Adobe Flash Player 'Square' is a preview release that enables native 64-bit support on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows operating systems, as well as enhanced support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta. We have made this preview available so that users can test existing content and new platforms for compatibility and stability."
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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26


The vast majority of video on the web is not DRM protected ... it comes largely from sources such as people's own video cameras and phones.

So what? Just because there are 10 million movies of guys getting kicked in the nuts does not change the fact that people will keep installing Flash to watch their favorite shows.


If Hulu want to deliver video for rent via DRM, they can simply provide their own separate client player software for the purpose.

They'll just keep using Flash which keeps the install base going which in turn makes it more attractive for other uses.


"Exclusive content" is a niche market that won't IMO have much influence at all in HTML5 adoption. DRM is a horribly borked concept anyway. BTW, apparently the master HDCP key may have been revealed recently, were you aware?.


I don't think you understand what I meant. HTML5 will get adopted by exclusive content as in websites and games that require HTML5. Saying "DRM Sucks" isn't an argument against the use of Flash. Flash has the higher install base and videos can't be saved with a right click.


If video disks and downloads were say a quarter or less of their current price and had no DRM, and downloads could be delivered to and played on any device the users wanted, then digital videos would probably sell like hotcakes and no-one would bother with piracy.

We can talk all day about the economics of video production but Hulu and other media companies will keep using Flash because it has the higher install base and offers DRM. You're pissing in the wind here.

If you are serious about HTML5 adoption then you should start working on some demos or templates. There isn't currently a strong incentive for media companies to adopt HTML5 and you can't change that.

Look I hate Flash too but I also know that companies find it useful and most people don't mind installing it. Work on the install base first. Create some demos or templates, show web designers what it is capable of.

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