“There’s been a lot of discussion lately about whether or not the HTML5 video tag is going to replace Flash Player for video distribution on the web. We’ve been excited about the HTML5 effort and video tag for quite a while now, and most YouTube videos can now be played via our HTML5 player. This work has shown us that, while the video tag is a big step forward for open standards, the Adobe Flash Platform will continue to play a critical role in video distribution.”
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The Flash versus HTML5 debate, started before Jobs or the pr0n industry spurned Flash, rages on. For the most part we hear about the problems Flash is so good at creating and the benefits that HTML5 offers, but one should wonder why it is that Flash has had such staying power. YouTube spoke out recently about that, covering the benefits that Flash currently offers over HTML5, though considering the general youth of HTML5 they do not mean to imply that these features can never be incorporated into HTML5, these are the things it cannot do currently. Follow the link from Slashdot to learn about ActionScript, the Flash Platform’s RTMPE security, full screen display and the ability to make Flash video participatory.