sigh.....more misinformation from AI per the usual. First video producers are not deciding what codec to use for the web. I suspect the person writing this article must not be familiar with what a video producer actually does. Web developers however, do decide which media formats to implement, and they certainly aren't "forced" to use Flash. While ubiquity may in fact play a role in some cases, the primary reason to use Flash video is because the html5 <video> tag does not offer the same functionality that Flash does. Let me repeat that last line for you AI..
the html5 <video> tag does not offer the same functionality that Flash does.
Which means..... we can't use html5 video for certain things regardless of codec! and until that changes it will not replace Flash!
It's the same thing over and over again with this site. You just keep on wishing for a truth that isn't there. As if your blind denial that Flash offers something HTML5 doesn't will make it true.
This is not an argument against HTML5, or even for FLASH, it's an argument against the distribution of misinformation.
For those of you interested in educated information on the the topic check out these links:
These are just a few of the many articles you can find all essentially saying the same thing:
we can't use html5 video for certain things regardless of codec! and until that changes it will not replace Flash! Because the html5 <video> tag does not offer the same functionality that Flash does.
At the end of the day my problem with AI is simply that the writers don't know enough about web development to actually write about it, but they choose to keep writing about it anyway. I know that its all about getting hits for them but man, what happened to dignity.
And now a moment of silence in memory of good journalism based on research......