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Flash Losing its Luster

March 18, 2010 12:41:23.856

This can't be good news for Adobe's desire to keep Flash as the "default" web video standard:

The Open Video Alliance, which includes Mozilla, Kaltura, Miro, and Yale Law School, are joining forces to bring video to Wikipedia -- Flash-free.

So consider - Google (and YouTube) are going with non-Flash solutions, Apple has already ditched Flash (and because they won't support it on the iPhone/iTouch/iPad, they are forcing change). Now Wikipedia is planning to move off Flash. I think I'm glad I went with H.264 for the daily screencasts awhile back :)

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Flash Losing its Luster

[Steven Fenger] March 19, 2010 12:02:49.778

Well, you went with a patent-encumbered codec. I'm sure the Open Video Alliance doesn't want anything to do with H.264 as well as with Flash. I imagine that they will try to push Ogg Theora.

Re: Flash Losing its Luster

[james Robertson] March 19, 2010 12:52:20.368

I've read that Theora pretty much blows as a video codec, unless you enjoy using as much bandwidth as possible...

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