Linked by RichterKuato on Tue 10th May 2011 21:35 UTC
Multimedia, AV "[Arno] Gourdol confirmed tonight [Flash Player] would get the full WebM support, which also includes the Vorbis audio encoding technology and a container to bundle the data together.[...] 'We don't have a timetable for it,' Gourdol said of WebM support in Flash. Important factors include hardware support, just getting under way today, and broad use of the technology, he said."
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RE[2]: I'm torn...
by lemur2 on Wed 11th May 2011 05:24 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm torn..."
lemur2
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"I want WebM to succeed, but I want flash to die in the most painful way possible.
No, you really don't. The most painful way to die is slowly... "

That is what may actually happen, because Flash has a lot of tools which support website creation. The issue of WebM vs H264 video doesn't really affect this much.

What is needed to supplant Flash is widely-available and sufficiently functional tools for website creation of HTML5/CSS3/SVG/ECMAscript websites (i.e. standards-compliant websites which don't require Flash but which are just as flashy, if you follow).

Enter BlueGriffon, announced yesterday.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2011/5/prweb8391644.htm

http://www.bluegriffon.org/

IMO, offerings such as BlueGriffon will do far more to hasten the demise of Flash than WebM support in Flash will do to delay that demise.

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