New iPad Safari guided tour - "Play video in the page you're on"

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  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Apple's new Safari guided tour video for the iPad shows video playback inside a webpage - in the 1:28 mark the guy says "You can even watch video without leaving the page you're on, play it full screen with a tap." Looks like a flash video to me (might be html5?).. No a Youtube player. What do you guys say about this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJWfReUwMSg&feature=sub

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  2. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    I guess SPIN magazine will be one of the sites going to HTML5
     
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    I saw that earlier too and it make me :confused:. What do they have up their sleeves..... :cool:
     
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    I very much hope they do. But until they do, a lot of the networks have begun to offer shows from their websites in a format playable by iPhone/iPad. I was just watching The Office on NBC's site earlier on my iPhone. :)
     
  8. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    Hmm so Apple is kinda misleading people into thinking they can play any video on the web no? So basically that was a QuickTime video player the is masked with a custom skin.
    One big problem with html5 video is you cannot change the quality, at least from what i tested. Hulu and Youtube both have different video playback qualities to choose from.
     
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    SO what's new? They did this with original iPad adds showing flash working, the did it with the first iPhone 3G adds, showing superfast web-page rendering.
     
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    Why is this misleading? You CAN play video through Safari. Since when is video == flash?
     
  12. lotusindigo macrumors regular

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    ^Since Apple is targeting the mainstream crowd, there's probably a good percentage of them who don't understand that some of those videos are Flash, while others are Quicktime or something else. Tell that percentage of people that they can watch videos in a webpage, and yes, they will be led to think that they can watch any video. It's not necessarily deception, because if a video is non-Flash, they absolutely will be able to watch it. But it IS convenient omission. Not everyone who wants an iPad is going to be tech-savvy enough to research which formats are accepted and which are not. There are bound to be some people taken by surprise, as Apple cannot really be expected to sing out loud and clear that they've rejected Flash. The consumer has to know which questions to ask, and not all of them will.
     
  13. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    I agree with you.
     
  14. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    It still won't be the big deal some people are trying to make it. When the average consumer encounters unplayable Flash video, most will just move on rather than complain or return their iPad.

    I expect to see a lot of noise initially from Flash proponents trying to fan some flames, so it will be difficult to gauge how many regular users are complaining. No matter the uproar, I can't see Apple changing their stance on Flash on the iPad or iPhone.
     
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    Agree with you completely. To be frank, the lack of support for Flash has not hurt the adoption of the iPhone. I think people know what they're in for with iPad.
     
  16. ArcAngel66 macrumors regular

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    I just heard in the Pages video:

    "you can browse your documents you've saved or downloaded from the web"

    Way cool... If I can visit a website that has .doc's on it, and be able to download them and open them up right from the iPad, that l' be GREAT.
     

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