Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Mar 2013 21:44 UTC
Windows Microsoft rolled out a bunch of patches today for Windows 8, and the most important one is that Flash in IE10 now works with a blacklist instead of a whitelist. "Well, the biggest news is that Microsoft has enabled Flash to work now in Internet Explorer 10 for RT. If you recall, Microsoft only allowed a few, specific websites with Flash to work on Internet Explorer 10 citing performance and battery life reasons. There was even a neat little work around that you could do yourself to bypass this. Now, Microsoft have reversed that decision, which they say is due to more sites becoming IE10 compatible." There's a firmware update for Surface RT as well, and I have to admit my Surface RT feels a little faster and smoother - especially typing. Could be reboot-induced, though.
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RE[5]: Oh, the arrogance!
by zima on Fri 15th Mar 2013 18:17 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Oh, the arrogance!"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

people will pay to have them redeveloped into the HTML5 standard where they will be harder to block and probably be just as inefficient for lower power devices.

I would bet they will be more inefficient. Already now when you compare flash video and HTML5 video on, say, a netbook-class hardware ...HTML5 doesn't deliver better performance at all.

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RE[6]: Oh, the arrogance!
by bhtooefr on Sat 16th Mar 2013 20:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh, the arrogance!"
bhtooefr Member since:
2009-02-19

That's really dependent on how each browser and OS handles things.

A browser that offloads to an OS media framework, that uses codecs that are as accelerated as possible, could do well.

That said, I actually recently opted out of YouTube's HTML5 test, because the Flash player was simply far more reliable - buffering is handled much better, it doesn't stutter as much, seeking is more reliable, etc., etc.

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