Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:24 UTC, submitted by Ajeet
Multimedia, AV On my mark... Get set... Start not caring! Adobe has announced it plans to discontinue the stand-alone Flash Player for Linux, instead focussing all its effort on the version available through the Pepper API - which, besides Chrome, no one else is going to support.
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Too optimistic?
by ViktorRabe on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 10:40 UTC
ViktorRabe
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2011-12-30

Quite frankly, I don't think that Flash will die a quick death. It will remain among us like the walking corpse that is IE6.

Also, is there any major content distributor who intends to use HTML5 for stuff that really counts? I'm talking about commercial streaming services like Netflix & Co., not "free" sites like YouTube.

Great times as a Linux user. No Flash, no Silverlight, no options.

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RE: Too optimistic?
by ViktorRabe on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 11:57 in reply to "Too optimistic?"
ViktorRabe Member since:
2011-12-30

Seems like I can partially answer my own question. There's this proposal at W3C, concerning additions to HTML5 that would allow DRM:

http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-media/raw-file/tip/encrypted-media/encry...

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RE[2]: Too optimistic?
by lemur2 on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE: Too optimistic?"
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2007-02-17

Seems like I can partially answer my own question. There's this proposal at W3C, concerning additions to HTML5 that would allow DRM:

http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/html-media/raw-file/tip/encrypted-media/encry...


This probably won't fly

http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/02/unethical-html-video-c...

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RE: Too optimistic?
by zima on Tue 28th Feb 2012 05:47 in reply to "Too optimistic?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Quite frankly, I don't think that Flash will die a quick death. It will remain among us like the walking corpse that is IE6.

Not "is" - by now, it's really "was": http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-monthly-200807-201202

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