Well lets not forget all the websites that, when looked up on your i, leave you looking at a little blue box instead of their content. Flash would be nice....While Flash would be nice on my iphone, if it handles it anything like my macbook does then I do not want it!
The only reason I can see that it would be useful for the iphone is for watching sites such as 4od.
- they already know it's technically possible, if Apple "co-operate", as they've already proved the concept in their labs on a jailbroken iPhone."We're going to need Apple's co-operation," he told BBC News. "At the moment Safari (Apple's web browser) doesn't support any kind of plug-in [on the iPhone]."
"But we'd love to see it on there."
It's called HTML 5 which has open tags for this that Apple already support. No need for bloated crashtastic Flash.Absolutely like the BBC News site!!
I'd be happy with a stripped-down Flash Player Plug-in, that ONLY played video (but didn't bother with the animation and interactivity).
I wonder if that's a viable solution, but already been discarded?
OK thanks, I appreciate that for the future - but how do I view the ninety-something percent of legacy websites out there NOW using Flash for video playback.It's called HTML 5 which has open tags for this that Apple already support. No need for bloated crashtastic Flash.
I agree.It's called HTML 5 which has open tags for this that Apple already support. No need for bloated crashtastic Flash.
HTML5 has no stream ripping protection at all. Virtually every change to Flash in the last version and a half is stream ripping protection being built in and getting stronger, and that's what content companies broadly need - HTML 5 is going nowhere, fast any time soon, and while there's no content protection mechanism within HTML it won't take off significantly.Video via Flash has to be the biggest joke every played on the rest of us. Video can be played natively on computers using any number of different highly optimized software packages, but we all use a poorly written proprietary browser plugin because nobody could agree to a standard. h.264 is that new standard and HTML5 removes the second main need for Flash.
Flash is and will be virtually useless moving forward. I don't want it on my iPhone as I don't want Flash based advertising on my phone. No moving ads with sound, ever.
Use your computer.Obviously the "best" way to play video online will evolve in future into something different from today's Flash, but I see no-one's got an answer for my previous question then:
"How do I view the ninety-something percent of legacy websites out there NOW using Flash for video playback?"
(Except "Go without".)
Didn't you see the posts about some other new smartphone a month or so back that played flash video?Sounds sensible to me. Then users could make their own individual decision according to their preferences.
That fact that it's NOT a user-option suggests it's a political/commercial decision, not technical.
Surely the users would realize it was their own fault for turning it on and not Apple's fault even though Apple let them turn it on. [/sarcasm]Didn't you see the posts about some other new smartphone a month or so back that played flash video?
It took a LONG time to work, even on Wifi, and even then it kept stopping. It was painful to watch.
Apple is not going to let users turn on a 'make my phone terrible' mode.