iPad,Flash and MacRumors

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  1. Peace macrumors Core

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    Historically MR has had stories on the front page that often have videos that are Flash. What is MR going to do. If anything. When people start to read MR using the iPad ?
     
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  3. Peace thread starter macrumors Core

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    Is this version of VBulletin HTML 5 compliant ?
     
  4. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Why wasn't this an issue with the iPhone? A lot of people browse MR with it.

    Anyway there's nothing MR can really do about the videos. MR uses whatever videos were used in the source of news stories.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    When the time comes that its good to go HTML5, I bet arn will do so. Until then, we are stuck with stupid Flash.
     
  6. Peace thread starter macrumors Core

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    When the iPhone came out MR made a special mobile version of MR.

    Is that what iPad users can look forward to ?
     
  7. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Some seem to have missed this rather important key point. The videos in the stories here are typically produced by another site. If the external site's video is done in Flash what do people think MacRumors can do to "correct" that?
     
  8. anjinha macrumors 604

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    What does the mobile version have to do with flash? The mobile version was made because of the screen size (a problem the iPad doesn't really have) not because of flash. My point was that the iPhone doesn't support flash either, why isn't it a concern in that case?

    Exactly.
     
  9. Peace thread starter macrumors Core

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    I said that because you posted this : Why wasn't this an issue with the iPhone? A lot of people browse MR with it.

    There wasn't an issue with the iPhone because arn created a mobile version.

    Safari on the iPad isn't a mobile version.
     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I don't see MR doing anything different. As noted, MR doesn't create the videos they post in most cases. HTML5 video tag can be done in a way to fall back to Flash video if a web designer wishes to. It's a non-issue essentially.
     
  11. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Again what does the Mobile Version of the site have to do with Flash?

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    The Mobile Version makes the site more readable for a small screen like the iPhone's, you still can't see Flash in it.

    And again, there's not much Macrumors can do since they usually use videos produced by other sites.
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you rip the flash and upload it to YouTube, YouTube will encode mp4 version of the video usually within a few hours.
     
  13. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Unless MacRumors was the creator of the video, doing what you suggested would be in violation of YouTube's policy and would constitute copyright infringement.
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    A certain large site, has used mp4 videos in the fashion you don't like. You might have written something on that site recently.
     
  15. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Care to explain what the hell you're talking about?
     
  16. anjinha macrumors 604

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    It's not about liking or not liking the fact that someone does that. The point is that Macrumors could get in trouble for doing it when they are not their videos.
     
  17. Malsi macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone!
    I think macrumors should consider uploading videos to veoh.com. I drive a taxi cab in St Louis, so I'm always on my iPhone (not much business here this time of year) watching anime/movies from that site. Their search sucks more than YouTube, but the quality of their streaming videos is much better, even over 3G. And it loads better too.
     
  18. anjinha macrumors 604

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    They can't do that because they're not MR's videos.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Or we can all get a Symbian phone (supports flash and doesn't crash). :D
     

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