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Flash, Again

Postby rapier57 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:16 pm

One major problem with Facebook when accessed from the desktop browser is the reliance on Adobe Flash. Adobe recently had to release an out of cycle patch to plug what is called a 0-day exploit. Today, they released another couple of patches to fix more vulnerabilities.

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/0 ... ce=nww_rss

Facebook requires your browser to have Flash to play video from the browser. But, if you use an iPhone or iPad, which doesn't use Flash, you can play the videos without Flash. So, there must be alternate HTML5 code to render the video.

I don't use Flash on my desktop or laptop. I don't miss it one bit. And, I probably don't have any bad people messing with my computers.
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Re: Flash, Again

Postby dinowuff » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:25 pm

HTML5 Video Tag (No need for flash)
Code: Select all
video width="320" height="240" controls>
  <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
Your browser does not support the video tag.
</video>


Currently, there are 3 supported video formats for the <video> element: MP4, WebM, and Ogg:
Browser MP4 WebM Ogg
Internet Explorer YES NO NO
Chrome YES YES YES
Firefox NO
Update: Firefox 21 running on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, and Android now supports MP4 YES YES
Safari YES NO NO
Opera NO YES YES

MP4 = MPEG 4 files with H264 video codec and AAC audio codec
WebM = WebM files with VP8 video codec and Vorbis audio codec
Ogg = Ogg files with Theora video codec and Vorbis audio codec

MIME Types for Video Formats
Format MIME-type
MP4 video/mp4
WebM video/webm
Ogg video/ogg
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Re: Flash, Again

Postby rapier57 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:27 pm

OK, that looks pretty straightforward. Simple code. With all the security issues surrounding Flash, Shockwave and other products, why don't responsible service providers just use HTML5 and embedded codecs?

Oh, yeah, the key word is "responsible."
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Re: Flash, Again

Postby DaFoxx » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:21 am

rapier57 wrote: why don't responsible service providers just use HTML5 and embedded codecs?

Oh, yeah, the key word is "responsible."



ME OWWWW scritt scritt :mrgreen:
I was under illusion there was issues getting HTML5 out into the wild as it were ?

just to add - contract I have at moment though - UK Govt Dept - 50 000 + PC's running XP with IE6

roll on April 8 :P
will most likely be a little tied up in April :) responsible / common sense - would be nice to see
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Re: Flash, Again

Postby Aspman » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:52 pm

And Police Scotland
And the Met

MS is doing very well from Government buying up extended support.
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Re: Flash, Again

Postby DaFoxx » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:45 pm

Aspman wrote:MS is doing very well from Government buying up extended support.

not to mention the MILLION XP boxes STILL within NHS

they have a four year deal $200 per box year one $300 year two $400 year three
if they threw that money at problem it wouldn't need to go to MS at all, well, not to cover XP, would go to MS just get 7

but with 8 out there, and 9 announced, just how long will 7 last anyway ?
I do not see any more 12 year OS's

what was this thread about again :P
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Re: Flash, Again

Postby rapier57 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:22 am

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Re: Flash, Again

Postby SirDice » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:05 pm

DaFoxx wrote:but with 8 out there, and 9 announced, just how long will 7 last anyway ?
I do not see any more 12 year OS's

I actually think 7 will outlive 8. That Metro/Modern UI, or whatever the hell it's called, might work really nice on a tablet or a phone but if your face is a couple of inches from a 29" 1920x1080 screen it's not so good. Apparently Microsoft finally got the message and hopefully they'll be windowed and sizeable soon but I for one avoid any such application like the plague.

A lot of Dutch government (regional and national) agencies are still running on XP too. As a company or government agency you're really, really not doing your frigging job properly if you still haven't started migrating. The end of XP has been announced years ago for crying out loud!

"We consider still running XP an acceptable risk.", is a much heard explanation.

The fuck you are! It's MY data you got there! I do NOT consider it to be an "acceptable risk".

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