Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Oct 2012 22:55 UTC
General Development "Everyone seems to have a replacement for JavaScript - Google even has two. Now Microsoft has revealed that Anders Hejlsberg has been working on a replacement and it has released a preview of TypeScript. TypeScript is open source - Apache 2.0 license - and a superset of JavaScript. As you would expect from a Hejlsberg language it incorporates type checking, interfaces and lots of syntactic sugar."
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bassbeast
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2007-11-11

The problem with HTML V5 is...well...its a pig, it really is. Everyone is pushing it as a flash replacement but frankly I can open SD flash on even the 1.8GHz Sempron I keep at the shop for a nettop and the video is smooth, even without any GPU acceleration, whereas with HTML V5 I've found anything short of a dual core to be a slideshow unless you have a dedicated H.264 decoder onboard.

I have a feeling we are gonna look back in 3 years and go "Remember Flash? I really miss that" because unless they figure out a way to fix it HTML V5 not only supports just a subset of the use cases Flash did but it does so while sucking CPU cycles like a drunk sucks down a free mini-bar, its just plain awful.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If HTML5 video is choppy it's the fault of your browser and it's HTML5 video implementation, not HTML5.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It is due to the codec. Anything less than AMD 64 3000+ series processor will have problems without GPU acceleration, they just don't have the grunt.

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ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

The problem with HTML V5 is...well...its a pig, it really is. Everyone is pushing it as a flash replacement but frankly I can open SD flash on even the 1.8GHz Sempron I keep at the shop for a nettop and the video is smooth, even without any GPU acceleration, whereas with HTML V5 I've found anything short of a dual core to be a slideshow unless you have a dedicated H.264 decoder onboard.


Known bug... at least for Firefox.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=495727

Given that it's been three years, I'm starting to wonder how one would get through to the Firefox developers that people are getting tired of waiting.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, but it's like bassbeast describes under every browser... so maybe there's something wrong with the specification and/or what it tries to do & how it must be implemented because of that.

Especially noticeable on older or netbook-class machines - when going from Flash to HTML5 video, the performance very clearly degrades (contrary to claims of how it was supposed to be...), often to the point of making video playback unusable at the same quality levels.

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