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Adobe Flash Player vs HTML5, Firefox Knows the Winner

Even though the war of Titans between Adobe Flash Player and HTML5 has lasted for years, both sides get the chance to be the winner. Less favored than HTML5 as it is in mobile market, Adobe Flash Player still controls the dominance in online video websites and gaming fields. Less popularized than Adobe Flash Player as it is, the eye-attracting HTML5 wins a promising future. However, while others are waiting for the winner in the battle of Adobe Flash Player vs HTML5, Firefox has shown its support to HTML5 by allowing users to dump Adobe Flash Player with its new functions.

 In the latest version of Firefox, users are allowed to get accesses to Flash contents without Adobe Flash Player. By drilling into Windows Media Foundation which is used to decode H.264 video, the latest Firefox is accessible to H.264 video directly. Just as is known to all, most HTML5 based online videos are files with H.264 codec. Therefore, Firefox now can take full advantages of HTML5 technologies for video streaming and getting rid of the restrictions posed by Adobe Flash Player. However, as the alternative to Adobe Flash Player, HTML5 is only employed in famous online video websites like YouTube and Viemo. In order words, without Adobe Flash Player, Firefox users will be banned accesses to some Flash based websites. However, the move of Firefox may be pose crucial effects to the result of Adobe Flash Player vs HTML5.

Firefox and H.264

Adobe Flash Player is important to desktop web browsers. Therefore, though the vulnerable application has irritated almost all mainstream web browsers, none of them have blacklisted it. Adobe Flash Player has brought security concerns to Windows 8, IE 10 still uses it as a plug in. The long response time of Shockwave has led to the crash of Chrome, but Chrome only sandboxes Adobe Flash Player as a solution.  Even Safari has to provide a place for Adobe Flash Player in its supporting list. However, after Firefox dumps Adobe Flash Player, other web browsers are likely to follow suit. If the assumption becomes a reality, HTML5 will be the winner in the battle of HTLM5 vs Flash Player.

In fact, as the widely used web browser only second to IE, Firefox used to be quite supportive to Adobe Flash Player. Even when Chrome on Jelly Bean device has banned accesses to Adobe Flash Player, Firefox on Android 4.1 refuses to do the same. As a consequence, Firefox has been utilized as a way to install Adobe Flash Player on Jelly Bean devices. Generally speaking, two reasons have led to the attitude changes of Firefox. For one thing, Firefox has to pay licensing fee for Adobe Flash Player. It is not a heavy burden for a free and non-profitable web browser. For another, the vulnerable Adobe Flash Player is often the main cause for the crash of the web browser, making its users feel uncomfortable.

Of course, not all computer users can take full advantages of the latest Firefox. Currently, the latest Firefox is only designed for Windows systems above Windows Vista. The mobile version of the latest Firefox is designed for Android devices running systems above Android 4.0. However, as time goes by, Firefox will become better and better. It may also become the main factor that decides the winner in the battle of Adobe Flash Player vs HTML5.

Top 4 Flash Player Alternatives in Mobile Market

With the advancement of science and technology, mobile is playing a more and more important role in people’s entertainment. Nowadays, people can not only record videos or play music with mobiles but also watch YouTube movies via mobiles. However, as mobile users’ demands of accessing to YouTube video via mobiles increases, the mobile market share of Adobe Flash Player is decreasing drastically. In most cases, mobiles without Flash Player can gain no access to YouTube videos. Therefore, Flash Player alternatives are highly desired in mobile market.

Right after iPhone‘s rejection to Adobe Flash, Jelly Bean device has excluded support to Adobe Flash in system design. Though Windows mobile still leaves a place for Adobe Flash, it is most likely to follow suit after security flaws caused by Adobe Flash has been founded in Windows 8. Therefore, Flash Player alternatives are quite necessary. Without Flash Player alternatives, the absence of Adobe Flash in mobile market will lead to the turmoil of the market. Luckily, the mobile market has gotten such Flash Player alternatives already. Therefore, this post will show you top four Flash alternatives in mobile market.

1. HTML 5: Flash Player alternative for all mobiles


As the major competitor of Adobe Flash Player, HTML5 gains the final victory in the battle of Adobe Flash vs HTML5. Even Adobe has decided to switch its attentions from Adobe Flash to HTML5 in the future. Once HTML5 is widely adopted, the era of Adobe Flash will end. For video websites with HTML5 support, Adobe Flash Player is no longer a necessity to watch online videos. Therefore, the popularization of HTML5 will help mobile users to enjoy YouTube videos freely.

2. Gianduia: Flash Player alternative for iPhone


It is a well-known story that Apple is working on its own Adobe Flash Player named Gianduia. Though there are few details about the loftily expected app, people believe that the alternative Flash Player will be no less powerful than mobile Adobe Flash. Moreover, according to the tradition of Apple, Gianduia is almost certain to be an app powerful in function and secure in design. The only problem is that the launch date of the Flash Player alternative is still unknown. Moreover, after YouTube app has been rejected by iOS 6, users need to figure out ways to watch YouTube videos with iOS 6 devices like iPhone 5.

3. Silverlight: Flash Player alternative for Windows mobile


In 2007, Microsoft is working on a Flash Player alternative named Silverlight. Unlike Gianduia, Silverlight was put in use in some certain fields. As a free plug-in, powered by the .NET framework and compatible with multiple devices and operating systems, Silverlight seems to be an ideal Flash Player alternative in mobile market. To many people, it is quite surprising that Silverlight is not used as an official app for Windows 8 system. However, after Adobe Flash Player has lost its last chance in Windows 8, Silverlight may become an ideal choice for Windows mobile.

4. Adobe AIR: Flash Player alternative for Android mobile

Adobe AIR

As another product provided by Adobe, Adobe AIR is playing a more and more important role in Android market. As a cross-platform runtime environment designed to build Rich Internet Applications, Adobe AIR is now widely used to create apps for Android mobiles. Moreover, via Adobe AIR, people can help Android mobiles to gain access to online videos without Adobe Flash Player installed. For example, BBC had replaced Adobe Flash with Adobe Air in iPlayer a few weeks ago. Therefore, Adobe AIR can be viewed as a Flash Player alternative for Android mobile.