I don't know if this is new but nbc.com works

Discussion in 'iPad' started by flyguy206, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
    I can watch full episodes on my iphone. that means it will work for the ipad:cool:
  2. cualexander macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Yeah that capability has existed on nbc.com for a long while now. Seriously, all major content providers will be itching to get video on the ipad so flash is going to be a non-issue in 6 months time.
  3. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
    Wow I didn't know this. Thanks man. I will deffinetly be watching these on my ipad. Hope more sites adapt like this.
  4. yyy macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2007
    70% of online videos won't change within 6 months, certainly not due to a device that has just been released and is on its way to gain market share. Besides, what about web sites that use Flash for content other than video? Even if you're not using these Flash-based websites every day you might encounter one once in a while.

    I think Flash is a useful technology even if some websites use it excessively.
  5. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Aug 8, 2002
    That doesn't change where this is all headed.
  6. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I think you might underestimate Apple's influence on this market. The iPad is just more incentive, but the iPhone and iPod have been putting pressure on sites to change for some time, and we've seen it happening more and more often.

    70% of sites may not change (remember, most sites are tiny and rarely visited), but of the popular websites out there using Flash, I wouldn't be surprised to see 70% of them completely or partially drop the use of Flash within the next 1-2 years.

  7. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Aug 8, 2002
    BTW to the OP:thank you!

    I did not know this. Very good stuff...
  8. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    I didn't know this, thanks for letting us know! Lost on the go! :cool:
  9. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    I don't think sites even have to change from using Flash, only have to add onto that an ability for people to watch videos in a format other than Flash. So I think there will be a gradual number of sites(probably the big ones at first like NBC.com or Hulu) that will have flash video and also non-flash versions of the same video. Eventually the non-flash video might take over, but it will be years from now I think.

    The same thing has been happening for years on the internet. I remember all kinds of video types back in the late 90's and early 2000's, and slowly most of them faded away and others took their place and so on and so on.

    As for flash games, that's a whole different story and that will be harder to transition to non-flash formats, although I've heard Adobe is allowing a function in its flash programing product that lets you port a flash game to an iphone compatible version very easily.
  10. bigm978 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Lost is on ABC
  11. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    Regardless of whether they drop flash or not, we should see compatible (likely HTML) versions of their website that'll work with the iPad, Hulu, Netflix etc...
  12. sishaw macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2005
    Agreed. The downside, of course, is that each site you want will be a separate app, rather than accessible from one browser in a free-surfing manner. The upside is the apps will probably (one hopes) work better than Flash would on a small device.
  13. gt1948 macrumors regular


    Jun 23, 2007
    Oh ye of little faith… seems that the naysayers said similar things about the ipod and music..... also about the iPhone.

    Flash will be dead in 12 months.
  14. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

    Aug 8, 2002
    Part of the problem is that the oft-cited statistics about the prevalence of Flash include scads of useless games, web craplets, and ubiquitous advertising.

    But in terms of stuff that people actually want to watch...

    We already have:


    (I realize not everything on that list consists primarily of video).

    So what's left? I think we can count on CNN, Fox and ABC to come around. Daily Show? Colbert? They'll come around too.

    Are we at 80% of what people really want to watch yet? 90%?
  15. MythicFrost macrumors 68040


    Mar 11, 2009
    I'm sure we will see some apps, but thats not what I meant. I mean sites will/might do this:
  16. chstr macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    holy crap! I have to say this surprises me. I didnt think it would happen so fast. Hulu shouldnt be far behind. This is great
  17. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    Flash is useful, but HTML5 is better. Hell, Silverlight is better. Flash will probably never die, but it is and will continue losing its grip on websites and streaming video.
  18. flyguy206 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
    I wonder why nbc did not make it more known that you can watch on your iphone.
  19. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Well hell.. lol I never even tried to watch it before, pretty slick! Thanks for making me aware. Cool part is it will already work on the iPad, and now if CBS works, Hulu will be come a bit less missed by me anyhow.

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