The Youtube apps on the iPhone, iPad, does not use Flash, it uses the MP4 stream./thread
I don't know what they have planned for this but this seems like a deal breaker for most. Going to a dedicated app for YouTube (a fraction of Flash) is brutal and I hate it on the phone.
Seriously, what are casuals going to do when they realize they can't view most of the sites they browse, when cell phones like the Nexus can?Think "spin". Jobs is a master at it, despite the glaring inconsistency of reality vs what comes out of his salesman-mouth.
Apple doesn't have that much influence.Apple is forcing the content providers to switch to a superior technology.
Actually, I think they do. Who is a bigger player in this market right now? Everyone and their Mom is trying to figure out how to make money with downloadable content, and Apple is in the front of it all. Hulu isn't going to ignore this.Apple doesn't have that much influence.
The biggest player in the market are Windows-based computers. That cannot be denied. Microsoft is actually one to contribute to the demise of Flash-based sites, but even they can only do so much. I wouldn't be surprised if Adobe is trying to kill off Flash themselves. They are doing a good job at killing off ColdFusion, another internet technology also acquired from Macromedia, like Flash.Actually, I think they do. Who is a bigger player in this market right now? Everyone and their Mom is trying to figure out how to make money with downloadable content, and Apple is in the front of it all. Hulu isn't going to ignore this.
But I see the big players in digital media distribution as not having to do with operating systems, but rather companies like Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, Apple (I'm talking iTunes here, not OS X). All these companies are trying to push content that people will buy, and they don't care what the underlying technology is as long as it reaches the widest audience. Hulu can move away from Flash to accommodate Apple, while still not losing any other platform. And it's not like Flash is the best solution anyway, so I'd be surprised if Hulu stuck it out anyway.The biggest player in the market are Windows-based computers.