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May 4, 2010 at 6:43 am

Adobe Flash Will Soon Be Gone “In A Flash!”

Hello everyone,

As a computer technician I must tell you that I do not like Adobe Flash (used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages). It needs constant updating and most machines that I service are using an outdated version which constitutes a major security problem. Flash is also a huge CPU hog and therefore doesn’t run well neither on laptops nor netbooks (not enough CPU power). Want to see for yourself?

Today I would like you to try this experiment:

1) Go to YouTube to watch a video.

2) YouTube will give you a choice to watch the video using the following players:

a) Flash Player

b) HTML5 Player

3) Open up your Task Manager program (to monitor the CPU usage).

4) Watch the video using both the Flash Player and the HTML5 Player.

5) Notice the difference in CPU usage! See what I mean?

6) Bye Bye Flash!!

Professor Randy says: Soon HTML5 will be the “new kid on the block” when it comes to the dominant multimedia platform on the Internet. The future is h.264 video (I talked about it in an earlier post) played back using HTML5 which will soon become the core markup language on the web.



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