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Originally Posted by gtownfan View Post

Does anyone think this might mean that we would be able to get Hulu on the Iphone as well? I would hope so! That would be great.

On another note, and excuse me if I am doing something wrong here, but has anyone heard of this site and how legit it is?

http://www.YouriPad4free.com/

Would love an iPad, but not sure I want to pay the full price for it

If it's anything like the 10,000,000 other sites claiming to offer you free electronics, it's a scam.

Of course, feel free to take your chances to see if it's the one legitimate site on the planet offering the same thing.
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post #122 of 186
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Does anyone think this might mean that we would be able to get Hulu on the Iphone as well? I would hope so! That would be great.

I'd think so. There are just too many mobile devices out there that Hulu could tap into. Even the ones that are getting are getting Flash this year, most won't be able to play Flash video from Hulu because they aren't powerful enough.
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post #123 of 186
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Originally Posted by AngusYoung View Post

You'll have to wait until 2011 on the MLB call.

As far as what does business have to do with the web...
All major networks, news and entertainment are on the web. They are businesses and they drive what will be the standards.

You're processor testing is flawed. Run the same test on a PC and you'll get different results. The same applies for what browser you run it in

When you run the test on a Mac booting into Windows and then the exact same Mac booting in Snow Leopard and see Flash eating CPU resource like it is candy you have every right to say tha Adobe is managed by idiots for designing the playback interface that is so stupid when running in MacOS.
post #124 of 186
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Originally Posted by jfanning View Post

What did Apple do with the development of the mouse to make it an industry standard?

The Macintosh in 1984 was the first computer to make extensive use of the mouse.

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Technically this existed pre-Apple as well

The GUI existed in research labs pre-Apple. Apple was the first to market it to consumers as a product.

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That isn't really an industry standard

It is a standard design for notebooks. Apple was the first to design it.

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Originally Posted by extremeskater
Apple has never set the industry standard for anything. They have never owned enough market share in anything to set a standard.

Apple was the first to abandon floppy for optical media.

Apple was the first to abandon parallel ports for USB/FireWire.

Apple was the first to make extensive use of WiFi.

How many phones are touchscreen post iPhone vs the number that were touchscreen pre iPhone?

But we already know you don't believe anything you are saying, you are just attempting to be inflammatory.
post #125 of 186
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The Macintosh in 1984 was the first computer to make extensive use of the mouse.



The GUI existed in research labs pre-Apple. Apple was the first to market it to consumers as a product.



It is a standard design for notebooks. Apple was the first to design it.



Apple was the first to abandon floppy for optical media.

Apple was the first to abandon parallel ports for USB/FireWire.

Apple was the first to make extensive use of WiFi.

How many phones are touchscreen post iPhone vs the number that were touchscreen pre iPhone?

But we already know you don't believe anything you are saying, you are just attempting to be inflammatory.

Well, to be fair Apple swiped the idea for the Mouse and GUI from Zerox....

Also Apple pushed hard for FireWire to be the serial bus standard and only widely adopted USB when it became obvious that it was going to be the dominate serial bus.
post #126 of 186
It is sad that I was actually going to post something here, but the inordinate amount of trolls that need feeding of their fragile egos turned me off.

This site needs to do some policing of its boards. This is ridiculous.
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No need to do all that. Just make an mobile device viewer, than an option for desktop OSes to save on resources (and battery) while Flash is the default, then HTML5 video tags as the default with Flash as an option and finally dropping Flash as a way to play video from your site. These transitions take time.


I'd be willing to pay up to $4.99 for a well designed iPod touch/iPad Hulu app.

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post #128 of 186
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Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

I'd be willing to pay up to $4.99 for a well designed iPod touch/iPad Hulu app.

Ditto. That is a small price to pay for a good app. I'm sure it would be a hit, too. Though making it stream through Safari to the video player would mean that Apple couldn't police it and it would work on most of the smartphones out of the gate. It doesn't seem like a big deal now that SlingPlayer has been approved, but last year this would have likely been an issue.
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post #129 of 186
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Well, to be fair Apple swiped the idea for the Mouse and GUI from Zerox....

Its true Apple got the idea from Xerox. Its one thing to have an idea in a lab, its an entirely different place to actually sell the idea in the open market.

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Also Apple pushed hard for FireWire to be the serial bus standard and only widely adopted USB when it became obvious that it was going to be the dominate serial bus.

Apple used both USB and Firewire from the start.
post #130 of 186
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I'd be willing to pay up to $4.99 for a well designed iPod touch/iPad Hulu app.

Sure, why not, I'll go along with that. Hulu is really the single major thing that I wanted with Flash, this would be enough for me.

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Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post

Its true Apple got the idea from Xerox. Its one thing to have an idea in a lab, its an entirely different place to actually sell the idea in the open market.

Not only that, I thought Xerox PARC was compensated by Apple for the ideas, they licensed it properly, like they're supposed to, and adapted it to a consumer system.
post #131 of 186
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

Sure, why not, I'll go along with that. Hulu is really the single major thing that I wanted with Flash, this would be enough for me.

That is what most people want Flash for. Video. I still haven't seen a single mobile demo that demonstrated video sites, like Hulu, being able to play correctly via Flash. I can't do it in 480p with my Atom netbook so I don't see how an ARM-based system could do it at this point. Eventually yes, but not right now, and what cost.

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Not only that, I thought Xerox PARC was compensated by Apple for the ideas, they licensed it properly, like they're supposed to, and adapted it to a consumer syst

em.
That is how I know the history. It was all on the up and up.

Next week: SAN JOSE, CA Xerox sues Apple over 30 year old patent violations...
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post #132 of 186
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Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

This is one of the stupidest posts ever in this forum - and that's saying a lot.

Let's look at the facts:
1. iPhone and iPod Touch do not support Flash
2. iPhone and iPod Touch have been very successful
3. iPad will not support Flash - which increases the number of non-Flash systems by either a small or large number, depending on sales.
4. The number of non-Flash sites is INCREASING over the past couple of years. There are a number of big sites that have been very vocal about their new non-Flash sites.
So, when you add those factors up, how do you reach your bizarre conclusion? Those factors suggest (very, very strongly) that it's going to be EASIER for a non-Flash device to survive in the future than in the past

Add to that all the reported stories of other mobile devices that are said to be dropping Flash (see solipsism's post above), and it becomes clear that Flash is no longer a necessity for a mobile device.


My vote for quote of the week.

Lets be honest and fair both ways. The iPhone and iPod Touch were never billed as the best web experience ever. Without Flash support, I think a lot of people will be disappointed at the web experience with the iPad based on how it is advertised.

Also, I do not like having to run a special app to see the web's video content. With an app, the author ( or approval agent ) can limit what can and can't be seen by the end user. Not a move in the right direction in my opinion. We need a more open web experience not a more restricted one.

HTML5 does seem to be the answer, but of course it's codex is still based propitiatory software. I would consider a move from Flash to H.264 a sideways move at best. While H.264 might offer better efficiency, it does not address the main issue of being a propitiatory system. It also is not even a standard yet. It may be a few years before it is sorted out....

I think the best thing for Apple to do is to work with Adobe to get Flash 10.1 on the iPad and let the user decide if they want to use it or not. I am always for more options, not less....
post #133 of 186
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Let's play F, Marry, KIll:

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Hmm... changing the game to Ignore, Ignore, Ignore:

AngusYoung, TEKSTUD, jfanning?

Gee, thanks promoting me to running this thread, that rumor of you being promoted to the Lord Almighty must have been true.

But the question does arise, why do you think Apple invented the mouse, or in the other case, why that other person (iBill I think) thinks Apple invented the GUI? Yes Apple has brought some pre-existing technologies to their computers and made them more popular, or improved them, but inventing them, that is taking the whole fanboy thing a little too far.
post #134 of 186
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Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post

The Macintosh in 1984 was the first computer to make extensive use of the mouse.

But they didn't invent it which was the statement made, Xerox sold a machine a few years before Apple using a mouse. And the mouse was invented some 20 years before Apple used it.

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Originally Posted by TenoBell View Post

The GUI existed in research labs pre-Apple. Apple was the first to market it to consumers as a product.

Again, this is history, the fact is Apple didn't invent it, which again was the statement made. And technically, again Xerox sole a computer a number of years before Apple that used a GUI (and the above mouse).

Remember making something popular doesn't mean you invented it.
post #135 of 186
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Originally Posted by sranger View Post

HTML5 does seem to be the answer, but of course it's codex is still based propitiatory software. I would consider a move from Flash to H.264 a sideways move at best. While H.264 might offer better efficiency, it does not address the main issue of being a propitiatory system. It also is not even a standard yet. It may be a few years before it is sorted out....

I think the best thing for Apple to do is to work with Adobe to get Flash 10.1 on the iPad and let the user decide if they want to use it or not. I am always for more options, not less....

HTML5 contains no codecs. Browsers still have to support codecs for the HTML5 video tag to function. WebKit-based browsers support H.264 while Mozilla's Gecko(Firefox) supports Ogg. IE9 will likely support H.264.

Flash and H.264 aren't fighting. Flash is the player, the replacement is HTML5, Javascript and CSS. Flash players can stream H.264, too. It's how all the quality video players have encoding their videos for some time now.

The writing is on the wall. Flash for streaming video will lose marketshare from here on out. It's just too inefficient. On top of that, decoding higher and higher amounts of streaming video is not a light process for mobiles. The last thing they need is Flash robbing all the resources before the decoding can begin.

Adobe still can't make a decent version of Flash for the Mac. They still don't have Flash 10.1 with H.264 HW acceleration, like they have in the Beta version for Windows. Adobe also doesn't have Flash for all the other mobile platforms out there so this is not just a problem with OS X but with every mobile OS. Mozilla has disabled Flash 10.1 in Firefox Mobile on Maemo for Nokia devices because it makes browsing nearly impossible. That is before you even try to play video from Hulu and other such sites.

Flash is great in many ways, but playing video on mobiles is not one of them.
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post #136 of 186
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But the question does arise, why do you think Apple invented the mouse, or in the other case, why that other person (iBill I think) thinks Apple invented the GUI?

"Invented" is not a synonym for "industry standard".
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The fact that an Ipad Flash plug-in already exist but Apple wont allow it pretty much says it all on how controlling Apple really is. Apple is getting worst than China over internet censorship. The funniest thing about flash this week is Disney ceo approving the Ipad while Disney websites are so full of flash they wont even work without it

The Web is not going to change overnight on still unavailable hardware, when the Ipad ships, most websites wont fully work in it. I will buy an Ipad only if its hackable so we can bypass the app-store or if Flash works when it ships.
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The fact that an Ipad Flash plug-in already exist but Apple wont allow it pretty much says it all on how controlling Apple really is. Apple is getting worst than China over internet censorship. The funniest thing about flash this week is Disney ceo approving the Ipad while Disney websites are so full of flash they wont even work without it

The Web is not going to change overnight on still unavailable hardware, when the Ipad ships, most websites wont fully work in it. I will buy an Ipad only if its hackable so we can bypass the app-store or if Flash works when it ships.

1) No, Flash 10.1 is not ready for any mobile platform or Mac OS X.

2) If Flash works on iPhone OS then why doesn't Flash exist in the jailbreak community where it's beyond's Apple's "communist" hammer.

3) Apple isn't censoring any internet content. They'd have to block sites in Safari to do that.

4) Like most major companies with a web presence Disney added a mobile version which is ideal for a smaller display and weaker HW.

5) Overnight, of course not, but it will change. How does that happen? First you start off by pissing off people with a myopic view of the world.

6) A tablet with an ARM processor isn't supposed to be for everyone.
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post #139 of 186
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1) No, Flash 10.1 is not ready for any mobile platform or Mac OS X.
2) If Flash works on iPhone OS then why doesn't Flash exist in the jailbreak community where it's beyond's Apple's "communist" hammer.
3) Apple isn't censoring any internet content. They'd have to block sites in Safari to do that.
4) Like most major companies with a web presence Disney added a mobile version which is ideal for a smaller display and weaker HW.
5) Overnight, of course not, but it will change. How does that happen? First you start off by pissing off people with a myopic view of the world.
6) A tablet with an ARM processor isn't supposed to be for everyone.

....
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB2000...717271784.html

and The Ipad is promising FULL internet access, not a 2x2 inch nerf mobile versions of it… I don’t want to have to download an app just to see a website…
post #140 of 186
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So you concede to my points. I accept your defeat.
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So you concede to my points. I accept your defeat.

lol, you obviously cant even read
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and The Ipad is promising FULL internet access, not a 2x2 inch nerf mobile versions of it I dont want to have to download an app just to see a website

Good news, Everybody, the iPad comes with Safari pre-installed.

PS: Flash does not an internet make. I can't view Active Server pages on any mobile device that isn't WinMo. I can't media that requires Real. Oh, these aren't players anymore? Guess what will happen to Flash for streaming video.


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lol, you obviouse[sic] cant even read

Why not try posting an adult-like rebuttal to my clear and concise points instead of an ellipsis and hyperlink. I've read the article, but you're failing to understand that Flash for streaming video being overtaken by HTM5 isn't the same as HTML5 replacing Flash on the internet, as witnessed by your comment about Disney.
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post #143 of 186
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HTML5 contains no codecs. Browsers still have to support codecs for the HTML5 video tag to function. WebKit-based browsers support H.264 while Mozilla's Gecko(Firefox) supports Ogg. IE9 will likely support H.264.

Flash and H.264 aren't fighting. Flash is the player, the replacement is HTML5, Javascript and CSS. Flash players can stream H.264, too. It's how all the quality video players have encoding their videos for some time now.

The writing is on the wall. Flash for streaming video will lose marketshare from here on out. It's just too inefficient. On top of that, decoding higher and higher amounts of streaming video is not a light process for mobiles. The last thing they need is Flash robbing all the resources before the decoding can begin.

Adobe still can't make a decent version of Flash for the Mac. They still don't have Flash 10.1 with H.264 HW acceleration, like they have in the Beta version for Windows. Adobe also doesn't have Flash for all the other mobile platforms out there so this is not just a problem with OS X but with every mobile OS. Mozilla has disabled Flash 10.1 in Firefox Mobile on Maemo for Nokia devices because it makes browsing nearly impossible. That is before you even try to play video from Hulu and other such sites.

Flash is great in many ways, but playing video on mobiles is not one of them.

My point is that Apple is pushing H.264 and HTML5, but as a solution, they will still require proprietary software to stream video. I know that the group that owns the patents has extended the no fee use of H.264 for about five years. My guess is that is about how long it will take for the wide spread adoption of HTML5 and H.264 to take place. Then my guess is that the group will then say that all sites using H.264 must stop using the technology or pay their fee...

We should find out Monday or Tuesday what Smartphones are going to get the 10.1 version of Flash.

http://www.flashmobileblog.com/2010/...-free-tickets/

I suspect that most Android phones are going to get it... We will see if they can handle it.....

P.S. I did notice that when I put Flash player 10.1 beta on my Macbook Pro. It did lower the CPU usage about 30%. I am not sure if it had anything to do with hardware Video processor or not, but it is more efficient....
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My point is that Apple is pushing H.264 and HTML5, but as a solution, they will still require proprietary software to stream video. I know that the group that owns the patents has extended the no fee use of H.264 for about five years. My guess is that is about how long it will take for the wide spread adoption of HTML5 and H.264 to take place. Then my guess is that the group will then say that all sites using H.264 must stop using the technology or pay their fee...

The player is proprietary on the iPhone, but it could play in the browser if Apple wanted it to. The design makes sense for a 3.5" phone. Don't confuse that optimal choice as a requirement. HTML5 and H.264 are supported by WebKit and HTML5 and Ogg are supported by Gecko.


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We should find out Monday or Tuesday what Smartphones are going to get the 10.1 version of Flash.

http://www.flashmobileblog.com/2010/...-free-tickets/

I suspect that most Android phones are going to get it... We will see if they can handle it.....

Most, not all Android phones will get it, at least not right away. Then there is the elephant in the room: resource usage. I don't expect many phones to be able to play any Hulu or YouTube video in Flash.

People are confusing a move to lightweight open standards for video streaming with a move from Flash altogether. Flash is going nowhere for a very long time, but Flash will be losing marketshare in video streaming from here on out.

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P.S. I did notice that when I put Flash player 10.1 beta on my Macbook Pro. It did lower the CPU usage about 30%. I am not sure if it had anything to do with hardware Video processor or not, but it is more efficient....

I use over 40% with Flash (10.0) video streaming at 480p from YouTube on a 2.4GHz MBP. With HTML5 Beta I use about 12%. The hit to a MBP battery alone even if you can stream it is severe. Imagine a tiny phone battery in comparison.

I tried Flash 10.1 beta when it first came out. It was unstable and without HW acceleration it was not worth it. I'll give it another try.
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lol, you obviouse cant even read

Awesome.
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post #146 of 186
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"Invented" is not a synonym for "industry standard".

Again, what did Apple add to the development of the mouse to make it an industry standard?
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5) Overnight, of course not, but it will change. How does that happen? First you start off by pissing off people with a myopic view of the world.

Very funny. Very true.
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The only good use of Flash is Homestarrunner. There, I said it.
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The only good use of Flash is Homestarrunner. There, I said it.

True.

Funnily enough, that's one of the few Flash sites that don't ramp up my MBPs fans.
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Huh....

HTML 5.0 = World Wide (pun intended) standard, set by standards body.
Flash = Adobes proprietary toolset.

I do believe you are right about Apple supporting 'Industry Standards'....

Evidently, Flash performance on the OS X platform is so bad, that there are multiple browser plug-ins to help mitigate Flashes short comings. I don't know, I use 'no-script' in Firefox on my Mac, flash doesn't present a problem - I just avoid sites that require it.

Just because 'everyone' is doing something, doesn't make it right. :-)

No what makes it right is that it makes the most sense for the time being.

HTML 5 is not a standard, and there is no worldwide standards body. Even the W3C is not a standards body - it makes recommendations, but can't impose or enforce any standards (look at MSIE for an example). A lot of people on here get really riled up about standards! standards! when there really aren't many other than the ones that have evolved out of practice and usage.

HTML 5 is a proposed specification being written by The Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG), which is made up of people from Apple, Mozilla, and Opera. Combined these companies have less than half the browser market share, the firefox browser having the vast majority of this groups share - apple and opera being the 2 smallest mainstream browsers on the web.

Microsoft opted not to join this group and has not implemented html 5 recommendations into its browsers, which have the other half of the browser market share. They have not indicated that they even plan to in the future. Microsoft can, if not kill HTML 5, at least hold it hostage for a long time.

HTML 5 is barely implemented in the browsers that support it and not at all implemented in over half the browsers on the web. It is not a foregone conclusion, and its certainly not a standard. Web developers do not want to go back to developing and maintaining multiple sites for multiple browsers. Flash solved a lot of these problems especially when it comes to delivering video content. Flash works in all of the mainstream browsers (except the mobile version of safari), which means that content providers that want to deliver video can reach in the high 95+% of all browsers using flash. Right now, flash is still the best choice for delivering video on the web. You can reach the most people with the least development cost.

Hopefully HTML WILL BECOME more standard, at least in practice, because it is, in the end, a superior and more open than technologies like Flash and Silverlight. I just don't see this happening any time soon.

It's great that HULU is working on this - not being able to get sites like hulu and netflix is a deal-breaker for me getting an iPad.
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It is sad that I was actually going to post something here, but the inordinate amount of trolls that need feeding of their fragile egos turned me off.

This site needs to do some policing of its boards. This is ridiculous.

seems as though you just did post something...
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I just disable flash (in IE on my PC) for the fun of it and tried to surf the web and its a disaster. Nothing works: CNN, Disney, MSNBC, almost all game sites like blizzard and blizzard armory, EA, most big corporation sites like sony, GM, Honda, ... and lots of sites have huge holes (video, special effects, ...). The only fun thing about it is ads are all disable.

I tried to surf the same sites using Safari on my Ipod Touch. Here are a few examples:

Disney -> its detecting I am on a mobile device and its transfering me on there mobile site, which is a gimp version of the real thing.
CNN -> Safari abends... Second time its transfering me on there mobile site, which sucks big time
MSNBC -> its transfering me on there mobile site, again a gimp version of the real thing. They do have a nice app in the appstore
Sony -> Still dont display a thing, unusable Update: depends on what links you used to get there: there is a non-flash version of the site.
EA -> Mobile version only, not a bad site
Honda -> Still dont display a thing, unusable
Blizzard -> Limited functionality. Cant logging in account management or forums. Can search on armory but cant acces the result of the search like items, characters, ...
Online banking -> working (at least something works)
Online trading -> not working, cant logging

...mobile sites are a better web experience than a laptop? I dont think so

You have to be one hell of a fanboy to think no flash support is a small thing. Its not just about video, its much more that that, Flash is everywhere.
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This thread is now ruining by the Three Trollketeers, which is too bad since Hulu moving to HTML5 video tags was a good conversation.We never even got into how long it would likely take them or if they'll make a dedicated iPad app to deliver their content in a more controlled manner. If they'll then offer it to the iPhone and other mobiles that won't be able to play their Flash video.

BTW, Saw a demo of Flash 10.1 on a NExus One with a 1GHz CPU. It was either 15fps of low-rez video or choppy low-rez video. Not looking good for Flash, but it was still a Beta. The problem is that most smartphones are 400GHz to 600GHz, not 1GHz.


Let's play F, Marry, KIll:

AngusYoung, TEKSTUD, jfanning?

Hmm... changing the game to Ignore, Ignore, Ignore:

AngusYoung, TEKSTUD, jfanning?

I think its actually pretty much above and beyond the call of duty for HULU to do this this early given the tiny (although growing) audience it will reach. Maybe its because the apple mobile devices ipad, iphone, ipod touch are high profile and the Hulu people want their product to be seen on them. Maybe its just good marketing for Hulu.

regardless the reason - it's great!
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I just disable flash for the fun of it and tried to surf the web and its a disaster. Nothing works: CNN, Disney, MSNBC, almost all game sites like blizzard and blizzard armory, EA, most big corporation sites like sony, GM, Honda, ... and lots of sites have huge holes (video, special effects, ...). The only fun thing about it is ads are all disable.

You have to be one hell of a fanboy to think no flash support is a small thing. Web browsing on the Ipad is going to be a very frustrating experience with tons of sites that just wont work, at all.

Most of those sites work just fine, without Flash, in Mobile Safari. Some even have dedicated apps.

How about getting some facts before posting.
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Most of those sites work just fine, without Flash, in Mobile Safari. Some even have dedicated apps.
How about getting some facts before posting.

I have an ipod touch and Safari and the sites STILL DONT WORK AT ALL. This may be acceptable on a 3 inch phone, but on an Ipad that is suppose to be BETTER at browsing the web than a laptop, are you kidding me...
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I have an ipod touch and Safari and the sites STILL DONT WORK AT ALL. Fanboy...

Sounds like user error. Those sites work fine on my iPod Touch.
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I think its actually pretty much above and beyond the call of duty for HULU to do this this early given the tiny (although growing) audience it will reach. Maybe its because the apple mobile devices ipad, iphone, ipod touch are high profile and the Hulu people want their product to be seen on them. Maybe its just good marketing for Hulu.

regardless the reason - it's great!

It's not extremely early. YouTube was on the iPhone from day one, Hulu is already encoded in H.264, and nearly all viable smartphones OSes already support HTML5 video tags, H.264 codec and possibly H.264 HW acceleration. Because Flash can't deliver that means Hulu can't deliver their product to the fasting growing area of computing. That's a lot of ideal eyeballs, especially when you consider people are most likely to have their phone on them than a computer.
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Sounds like user error. Those sites work fine on my iPod Touch.

I found a way to bypass Sony flash site, they have a non flash version, but no luck with Honda. I will test a lot more when I am done eating. Safari on the Iphone/Ipod is a great of preview of whats to come indeed
testing lots of sites... lots of problems on lots of features so far, most sites are just partly working. I didnt realize how much flash is used everywhere, unreal.
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Anyone know if Netflix will be there for the iPad?
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I found a way to bypass Sony flash site, they have a non flash version, but no luck with Honda. I will test a lot more when I am done eating. Safari on the Iphone/Ipod is a great of preview of whats to come indeed
testing lots of sites... lots of problems on lots of features so far, most sites are just partly working. I didnt realize how much flash is used everywhere, unreal.

Sure, the site might work, but with much reduced functionality.

It's not much surprise to me. I use flash blocking software as a matter of habit, I don't like animation trying to distract me from reading. As far as I'm concerned, for text & still image content, it has to be text ads or still images or it hits the curb.
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