RipCode Enables Clientless Adobe Flash Video on Apple iPad

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  1. Nash Bridges macrumors regular

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    It seems some company has a soon to released flash converter for the iPad. It supposedly will let the iPad view flash videos on the fly.

    Link: Official Press Release
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Gasp :eek: Pretty cool, so will you have to go to their website to type in another website that is flash, then they render it server side and output it to the iPad in html?
     
  3. Nash Bridges thread starter macrumors regular

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    This could stop the move forward on HTML5 !!!
     
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

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    And keep developers writing in Flash still, how horrible.
     
  5. GrindedDown macrumors 6502a

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    Meh, I doubt it, the push for native support is going to be too big and the companies with sites utilizing flash may lose advertising dollars to people who gateway through this site. I think this is a good thing however, I just don't expect it to really slow the transition to HTML5. This will more likely be a placeholder until site have HTML5 support.
     
  6. hchavarria macrumors 6502

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    This is great news. On the windows mobile devices there is a browser that works this way. The flash content is played on the server.
     
  7. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

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    If this actually happens it will go a long way toward making me want to keep my iPad instead of trading it in for Googles Android tablet that is on the horizon! This is great news as long as Jobs doesn't do something to squash it.
     
  8. markosb macrumors 6502

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    This would work just fine. I don't think Mr. Jobs has the power to block a website from doing this.
     
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    So how would this work? Im going to guess that you go to their website, input the flash culprit of a site url, then it spits out a html5 webpage on the same page?
     
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    No, it won't.
     
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    I'm still on edge regarding the change in Terms and using Unity... Lets see how El Jobso and Company react to all of this madness...
     
  13. Nash Bridges thread starter macrumors regular

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    Supposedly this solution will work with current websites without the need of publishers doing any redesigning.

    If that is true then Jobs can't stop it.

    Remember the Slate will work fine with Flash.
     
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    Yeah, until Flash drains the Slate's 4-5 hour battery life down to about 2-3 hours. Enjoy!
     
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    Everyone should stop for a moment and actually read the press release before getting too excited.

    This won't bring Flash to the iPad. It won't let you punch the monkey to win $10,000, refinance your teeth, or whiten you mortgage with full sound.

    This technology lets a website builder deploy iPad and iPhone compatibility without changing much of the backend technology their website uses for video streaming.

    This will be expensive and will require a lot of hardware. :)
     
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    So basically it is an alternative to the CS5 packaged flash to HTML5 compiler?
     
  19. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    No, supposedly it allows flash video streams to be presented to the iPad via transcoding without major code alterations to a website. Think about all this happening inside Mobile Safari.
     
  20. Nash Bridges thread starter macrumors regular

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    HTML5 simply addresses the flash issue by using a thin client on the iPad that opens a windows to a server hosting the flash files that actually plays them itself. In other words it is like opening up a remote session on the flash hosting server where the server is processing the flash file for playback.

    The difference is that the RipCode solution will work with today's websites as they are, while for HTML5 web designers will have to recode their sites.

    HTML5 requires a server to host and playback flash files as well. Your point?
     
  21. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    RipCode To Allow the iPad To Display Flash Content

    RipCode has developed a new product, called TransAct Transcoder V6, which will allow the iPad to browse Flash sites. Transcoder V6 works by having RipCode's servers convert Flash content on the fly to iPad-compatible assets. This technology will be demonstrated this week in Las Vegas.

    http://www.ripcode.com/news/newsRelease.php?id=42
     
  22. damhack macrumors newbie

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    Flash video only.

    Already apps on Cydia to do that.
     
  23. marksman macrumors 603

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    Not sure how that is relevant since only a tiny fraction of people jailbreak their iphone os devices.
     
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