Free Software Foundation Urges Google to Kill Flash

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  1. DaveSW macrumors 6502

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  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Because as we all know Flash is only used for video playback. :rolleyes:
     
  3. samcraig macrumors P6

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    "patent-encumbered video formats"

    Right - it's terrible that a company has protected its best interest. They should be shot! right?! Who wants to get the tar and feathers :rolleyes:
     
  4. marksman macrumors 603

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    The only useful thing, yes.

    By the way, the story upfront is a little misleading, as it is also intended to take out H.264 as it is a licensed product. Since that is part of HTML5 along with OGG Theora, it means more than just abandoning flash.
     
  5. Bytor65 macrumors 6502a

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    If they opened VP8 it would go a long way to restoring some faith in Googles "don't be evil" slogan.

    HTML 5 video is stumbling on the codec. Firefox can't use H.264 so this is major blow.

    If VP8 was open/fast/supported it could become the codec of the web.
     

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