Sunday, December 26, 2010

HTML5 vs Flash – How Does It Affect You?

The manner in which most videos are currently played through browsers these days is through a Flash plugin. This works pretty well but Flash unfortunately requires a lot of computing power. A new web standard HTML5 is trying to change that.

HTML5 has been designed with audio and video codecs which should take less processing power than an equivalent Flash player. Independent tests have shown that this is generally so although not entirely across the board. As with most new technologies, things are not always clearcut.  Read More

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