Major Porn Studio: We Can't Wait to Ditch Flash

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house70

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yeah, but when I have a choice between a device that gives me 2 options and one that gives me just one option, guess which one I'm going to pick?
 

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I hate flash BUT it's not irrelevant for andriod to have it.

I can use any website I want now, basically. Well, I exaggerate, but a lot more. Flash sucks, but it's useful to have it while we wait for HTML5.
 
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The vast majority of Flash usage is ads and YouTube. With the latter switching to HTML5 I, personally, see no reason for me to install Flash.

That said I don't think Flash is on the way out per see, there's a lot of web games and such reliant on the platform.

As an animation/movie container/viewer however I do believe Flash is doomed.
 

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I sure hope Flash loses, Flash is so bulky, laggy, a memory hog and my browsers crash so many times using Flash. WEbsites using Flash are also sooo annoying, so are website heavily using javascript.
 

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I'm confused what Flash has to do with streaming. Remember when you would click a video link on a webpage, and either QuickTime, Windows Media Player, and RealPlayer would start up and start streaming the video? We got so entrenched in "everything must fit in the browser window", that we all sat back while Flash slowly crept its way into our nether regions. There's no reason that Flash and Streaming Content should have anything to do with each other. You know why you can watch YouTube videos on your phone? It has nothing to do with Flash, it has everything to do with the streaming video player installed on your phone. Click a link to a video on a website, and your phone opens up the video player (just like your PC used to). If Hulu wasn't so concerned with people skipping commercials, they could already be streaming to people's phones over the existing services.

Flash IS useful for interactive sites and games. It has no purpose in streaming video, other than allowing us to be lazy, and not having to switch to a separate application to view videos. Goes to show you the value of content when you're not willing to have to Alt-TAB between applications just to watch that YouTube video of a giggling baby.

I guess, as a society, we're playing right into Google's hands by demanding everything run in our web browser. I didn't understand how Google thinks the whole world can run off the web, but I guess in reality they're just giving us what we're all so desperately craving. A world in which we don't have to go through the hassle of scrolling down to our Task Bar and clicking some other icon to switch to a different application. It's much better to scroll up to our bookmarks and click a link to another website.
 

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While HTML5 is superior to flash in almost every way, it's going to take a long time for it to catch on and for Flash to be ditched entirely. People need to support both, and slowly migrate towards HTML5.
 

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Flash is dieing for videos. Good for it.
Flash became god on sites like Newgrounds.com for a reason. It's a great platform to make games with. From what I can tell, it's difficult to do something as simple as pacman in HTML5.

It's not dead yet.
 

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the porn industry seems to be the one who sets the standards, so if they were to actually go ahead and switch to html 5, flash's days are numbered.
 

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uh... to hellwig - embedded wmp, rm, and especially qt vids also ruined the browsing experience in the past (think 1990s). iirc, rm was the least awful of the three. if any of the other formats would've worked out their problems with overhead, things might be different today, and the majors (besides apple) might not have started supporting an open standard like html5 anyway. and, trust me, you want open standards.
 

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[citation][nom]rocky1234[/nom]Quote:"sure hope Flash loses, Flash is so bulky, laggy, a memory hog and my browsers crash so many times using Flash. WEbsites using Flash are also sooo annoying, so are website heavily using javascript."I never understood why so many people have so much trouble with their computers with simple programs like flash & other software. I use flash & a whole lot of other software & never have these problems. My 3 main machines run 24/7 on Windows 7 for weeks at a time with out crashes or problems. Infact 2 of those machines run an online game that is downsized when I am not in the game & I still use the PC's to surf the net & yes play flash videos etc etc without crashes. Maybe your PC is not setup right or you need to clean the dust out of your case as the system is probably running on the brink of crashing every moment it is turned on. A properly maintained PC should be able to run almost everything without crashing at every mouse click. Not posting this to be a a$$ just stating fact nothing else.-That is all-[/citation]

No idea why you got downranked. I completely agree and I think its more about ppl jumping on the iBandwagon as always... I dont have a Mac so maybe flash for Macs suck, honestly I couldn't care less. It works fine on my win7 machines.

As a developer with experience with both AJAX and Flex, I can tell you that while Flash does have noticeable flaws it is much more powerful than HTML5.


 

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[citation][nom]rocky1234[/nom]Quote:"sure hope Flash loses, Flash is so bulky, laggy, a memory hog and my browsers crash so many times using Flash. WEbsites using Flash are also sooo annoying, so are website heavily using javascript."I never understood why so many people have so much trouble with their computers with simple programs like flash & other software. I use flash & a whole lot of other software & never have these problems. My 3 main machines run 24/7 on Windows 7 for weeks at a time with out crashes or problems. Infact 2 of those machines run an online game that is downsized when I am not in the game & I still use the PC's to surf the net & yes play flash videos etc etc without crashes. Maybe your PC is not setup right or you need to clean the dust out of your case as the system is probably running on the brink of crashing every moment it is turned on. A properly maintained PC should be able to run almost everything without crashing at every mouse click. Not posting this to be a a$$ just stating fact nothing else.-That is all-[/citation]

Your statement is riding in such an extreme minority I'm calling BS. I'm running a Core 2 machine on windows 7 with 4 gigs of ram, when flash content runs my machine feels it. And has everyone forgotten flash player 9's constant freezing and crashing of browsers? Did you miss a year of internet action or something? Flash has been consistently requiring more and more resources to process and how much improvement in the flash experience is anyone even really getting?
 

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For those saying Flash is no big deal... watch your temps and CPU loads while loading up 10 tabs of porn. Flash is heavy. It's hungry. Low resolution video shouldn't take that much to process. Flash eats more CPU power than full x264 that's not GPU accelerated. That's ridiculous. Bring on HTML5.
 
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