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Top porn studio ready to dump Flash for HTML5

29 June 2010 3,261 views No Comment



When the founder and director of one of the world’s leading adult film studios says that HTML5 is the future, you better pay attention. In fact, if all of the leading internet browsers (only Microsoft’s Internet Explorer currently doesn’t) supported the nascent standard, he would have already done away with Flash video.

“HTML5 is the future,” said Ali Joone, founder and director of Digital Playground (DP) in a Conceivably Tech interview. “Flash brings everything to a crawl and has an impact on battery life. With HTML5, there is no reason to show our content in Flash.”

DP moved the delivery of mobile video to HTML5 more than a year ago and is looking forward to the day when all major desktop browsers support HTML5, so they can drop Flash video entirely. Internet Explorer, which has about half of the world browser market overall, is the remaining holdout.

“We are waiting for browsers to catch up. As soon as they are ready, we will move everything to HTML 5,” said Joone, adding that it is “just a matter of time” until Flash disappears.

The end game’s afoot?

For its part, Microsoft has said it’s moving to H.264 and HTML5 delivery of all web video in Internet Explorer 9, which is currently in development with release expected later this year. The other mainline browsers — Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera — all currently support HTML5, though there is some variation in their implementations.

Apple has been a leading advocate of HTML5, and the company’s mobile industry-defining iPad, iPhone and iPod touch don’t (and won’t) support Flash.

So, will Adobe Flash begin to fade from the desktop before the end of the year? If Ali Joone’s Digital Playground, and Apple, have a meaningful say in the matter, then the answer is a definite and conditional, “yes.”

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