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Adobe caves and adds HTML5 support to its Flash Media Server

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Adobe caves and adds HTML5 support to its Flash Media Server
Supporting an idea that Steve Jobs wrote about a couple of years ago, Adobe has decided to add HTML5 support to its Flash-branded Media Server. The advantage for media publishers is that they now have a single process for serving Flash-branded devices as well as those from Apple that don't support Adobe's software.

Earlier, Adobe shook things up by putting out a press release that said that it was offering a "new version of Adobe Flash Media Server that can now deliver Flash technology to Apple iPhone and iPad devices," when in reality, it is simply allowing its server to handle standards-based HTML5 video as well as Flash video.

A couple of years ago, during a period when Steve Jobs had been criticizing Flash for crashing Apple products, he said the software was buggy and had issues with security, reliability and performance. At the end of a message he wrote in April 2010 called "Thoughts on Flash", Jobs suggested that "perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind," which is exactly what Adobe is doing with today's announcement.

Adobe's new server will help those developers who use Flash grab a new audience of iOS users and also eliminates the need for a Flash plug-in on any platform. Websites built with Flash still will not be accessible to iOS users.

source: Adobe via AppleInsider

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posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:20 11

1. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

and Apple keeps piling victories...

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:59 14

4. dmakun (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)

you must have missed the last sentence. pls finish reading the article next time

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:37 4

9. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@dmakun. And you must be missing the point.

Again, see how android fanboys divert the argument straying away from Apple's stand on not supporting adobe flash and moving forward in adopting html5?

Android fanboys will never admit defeat even when proven wrong already.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:38 13

16. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

its not an "apple" victory.

only idiot fanboys think thats the case

the world is slowly moving to HTML5. If Apple used flash, they would still be integrating HTML5 because eventually its going to be the standard. That has been in the works for much longer than the apple-adobe fight. Last I checked, there was no iphone in 2004, there was no apple-adobe fight, there was none of this nonsense. It has nothing to do with steve jobs at all. Get over yourselves.

Its hard to be proven wrong when were constantly right.


posted on 10 Sep 2011, 00:25 2

29. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@remix. But who pushed for html5 aggressively? Isn't it Apple? And who tried so hard to resist it and keep flash alive to slow down html5? Isn't it adobe and android fanboys? How could you forget so easily? If not for Apple, html5 won't move forward this soon, and you'd be stuck with the unstable and power hungry flash.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 03:56 4

37. ilia1986 (unregistered)

And who has had access to flash videos and content up until now - exclusively? Android you ignorant troll. It's not any sort of victory for Apple. It's a continuation of a victory for Android - because Android got to enjoy flash content ever since Froyo, while iOS as of now - is still stuck without flash.

All we know is that Adobe has decided to move on HTML 5. NOT BECAUSE APPLE TOLD THEM TO, you ignorant idiot, but because it's a business decision. Plain and simple.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 05:57 7

41. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yea, cuz we all know without the allmighty steve jobs bitching at adobe, they would have just stayed with flash and let HTML5 pass them by. They are obviously too stupid to keep up with internet trends, especially ones they help start.

HTML5 isnt projected to be the "standard" until around 2020. you still have quite a few years before your iphone will be able to see the entire internet.. lol

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 07:50 6

50. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

And this is why ppl get irked with iFans they think Apple is the reason for everything...

Apple wasnt the only ones to push html5 aggressively. They way you make it, no on else was trying to push for it.


Yea thats Google...ya know the guys behind Android.... If that not aggressively push for it, I dont know what is.

I know MS is pushing for it heavy too.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 21:44

75. Phullofphil (Posts: 805; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)

android fanboy has nothing to do with it. I have an iphone and a ipad 2. I love them I also have a droid x and love it. It just is frustrating when i try to go to a website and i cant see it. I can care less about adobe or whoever. I just want a full internet expierence and i want it to work good.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:14 5

14. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

yup and its first victory is when you overpaid for their products

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:01 2

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

Very true between the ban and this it's been a great day for Apple. And this is without an iPhone 5 out. Once it launches I expect some fandroid suicides.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:29 4

22. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

even with apple flash ban fandroids wont commit suicide because they don't have an apple product in the first place they have android. And its a win for them because fandroids will enjoy flash and html 5 at the same time

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 22:00

25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

I was talking about the samsung ban.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 22:19

26. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

why in this article? its confusing people

posted on 11 Sep 2011, 21:35

81. CactusCat (unregistered)

You seem to be missing some information:

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:35

23. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Exactly. Flash is a pointless concept anyway. It's just another excuse for Andrones to sit on their phones and look at video porn.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 23:14

77. WM6.5Sucks (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

The same way you do on your computer.... its usually Flash.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 07:27 5

47. dmakun (Posts: 334; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)

This would have been a victory for apple & isheeps if it read "IOS now capable of playing html5 + flash" but on the contrary it is a victory for Android which is now capable of both.
Why do I-diots always feel happy to give Jobs their hard earned cash for a device that offers so little?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 13:58 2

65. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

How is it a vicroty for apple? are you stupid? this doesnt help apple at all. it just adds more capabilities to flash. does not mean that HTML5 now has flash. at all.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:44 2

2. bucky (Posts: 3136; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

definitely agree

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 18:54 6

3. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Now let's watch the android fanboys make something up that it was google's idea from the get go.

I recall clearly that android fanboys saying over and over again that Steve was just bitter with Adobe and that's the reason why he is not supporting flash on iDevices and that it has nothing to do with moving forward with html5. Now let's watch android fanboys pretend that they never said anything like that, lol.

Also, I recall clearly all the thumb downs I got from android fanboys when I posted a comment that Flash is a dying platform, and that by 2012, it will be near obscurity. Hahahahahaha.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:12 2

5. oldfash33 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)

Nice call 530gemini. That ones gonna hurt boys!! But lets be honest,jobs was right in his assessment

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:29 3

7. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@oldfash. It's because android fanboys are blind fanatics. No matter if Apple made a good point, or when Apple is OBVIOUSLY right, android fanboys will contradict Apple no matter what. Let me give you some more examples.

Before Samsung, Nokia, Htc, Sony, etc jumped into touchscreens. What did anti Apple folks say about touchscreen? It's a passing trend. It's all hype. Nothing beats actual buttons. But what happened when everyone went into touchscreen? They forgot that they used to mock Apple for it.

Before everyone adopted capacitive screen and they were using resistive touchscreens with styluses. What were anti Apple users say about capacitive touch? It's poor technology. Can't use it with gloves. Screen gets dirty. It's not precise, etc. But what happened when the others adopted android and switched to capacitive? They all forgot all the bad things they said about the iphone's capacitive screen.

And now, same thing with flash. Yet, those Apple haters never learn. Why? Because they're closeminded, blind fanatics.

Oh, I forgot to mention that they also made fun of the iphone's size saying that it's too big. But what do they say now that a lot of phones are in the 4" size? They again forgot how they made fun of the iphone saying that it's too big, lol. And they say that we're wrong in calling them unreasonable and bitter? Huh.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:39 6

10. exo2u (unregistered)

Along with a million other people who knew that adobe would eventually add support for html5, what a joke...
Seriously people, talk about leaving the past behind, apples having a good run but ill bet you'll continue to see apple losing shares to android and windows. consumers are slowly learning from there mistakes.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 19:46 2

11. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

See. Another perfect example of an android fanboy mentality. Lol. Now they're saying that they knew and supported this all along just like Steve did. Forgetting how they embraced flash support on their android devices saying that flash is here to stay forever and how they mocked Steve and idevice users, hahahahaha.

What's wrong with saying, "Ok Steve, you were right, now let's move on.". Lol. What a bunch of losers :)

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 20:05 5

13. exo2u (unregistered)

who said supported? obviously your the fanboy... seriously stop being so biased. both Os's would suck without the other one stop flaming for no reason, and just grow up.
So defensive and i wonder why, just like a little kid.
Nighty night.

I have two mac books and a iphone. wouldn't say im a fan of one or the other, im a fan of technology. I think everyone knows your a biased kid with rich parents most likely so keep on spouting flaming pointless bs, i got to run have fun

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 00:52

33. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@exo. I am not biased. Just stating some facts on android fanboys' blind fanaticism. You won't see me trolling around android articles pulling it down or attacking android users like android fanboys do to Apple and Apple users in Apple related articles.

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 12:35 4

60. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you are one of the most biased people on this site. you have your apple colored glasses on at all times and say some of the most dishonest and lunatic style comments.

Your not as bad as taco, miz, and gallito, but your not that much better than them either.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 21:36 4

24. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Good god look at this, Android fans trolling an Apple article. And the hypocrisy continues. Stay tuned next week folks as then they will move on to the level of Contradictions.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 22:53 3

28. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

I love it.

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