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Opera Software: Flash makes little sense for video

Posted on Thursday, May 06 2010 @ 19:24:23 CEST by

Browser maker Opera Software joined the fight against Flash. The company agrees that Flash is still vital for today's Internet content, but argues that times are changing fast as HTM5 moves closer and that in the future Flash will make very little sense as a video container.
"Today's internet content is dependant on Flash," said Grønvold. "If you remove Flash you do not have today's internet.

"We are trying to give the best internet experience for our users therefore we need Flash - there is no way to beat around that bush."

"But at Opera we say that the future of the web is open web standards and Flash is not an open web standards technology.

"Flash does have its purposes and will have its purposes, the same as [Microsoft's] Silverlight and others, especially for dynamic content.

"But flash as a video container makes very little sense for CPU, WiFi battery usage etcetera – you can cook an egg on [devices] once you start running Flash on them and there's a reason for that."
Source: TechRadar



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