Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Feb 2010 22:17 UTC
Internet & Networking There's a bit of ruckus going on at the moment in the world of HTML5. A number of people are claiming that Adobe has blocked the latest publication of the HTML5 standard. However, after diving into the actual mailing list threads, it becomes obvious quite quickly that it's nothing but a misunderstanding. Update: Masinter replies: "No part of HTML5 is, or was ever, 'blocked' in the W3C HTML Working Group - not HTML5, not Canvas 2D Graphics, not Microdata, not Video - not by me, not by Adobe."
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by wargum on Mon 15th Feb 2010 13:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
wargum
Member since:
2006-12-15

The reality is that Flash has no future unless it shapes up.

If you wouldn't be so blinded by your hatred, you could see that Adobe does some significant improvements for Flash Player 10.1 and the Open Screen Project.

Edited 2010-02-15 13:09 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 15th Feb 2010 13:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Open Screen Project? Hah, don’t make me laugh. OSP has nothing to do with open and is just to get manufacturers and developers using Flash instead of HTML5 video.

I don’t have Flash installed, how can I hate it? I don‘t see it or use it. My mind is clear, HTML5 video is the solution to video on mobile devices, period.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by mtzmtulivu on Mon 15th Feb 2010 19:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14

My mind is clear, HTML5 video is the solution to video on mobile devices, period.


mine isnt ..the market and the technology heavy weights seem to be going for h.264. In effect, the end result will be trading one proprietary technology for another.As a linux user, atleast i will be able to use the codec without worrying about legal issues because adobe already paid for the license. Any other alternative and i will be exposed, just like i am with mp3 or with playing encrypted dvd

Somebody already called me "an unapologetic apologist for Adobe, Flash and all that is unholy with proprietary technologies" without really noticing that we are going to trade one proprietary technology with another. One being more problematic than another in legal terms(flash being better because it covers the license costs) and the other being less problematic in technical terms(native playback of audio/video should be less taxing on hardware)

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by wargum on Mon 15th Feb 2010 21:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
wargum Member since:
2006-12-15

My mind is clear, HTML5 video is the solution to video on mobile devices, period.

Most CPUs in mobile phones are too weak to decode anything above VGA resolution and thus use dedicated decoder chips that suck up only a bunch of mW, which is extremely efficient. If the world would go HTML5 tomorrow, we would have to use H.264 (which you'll probably hate), because Theora just couldn't be decoded properly. Through these H.264 decoder chips Adobe makes is possible to run Flash video on phones now.

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