Steve Jobs Makes Ground In Apple / Adobe Flash Feud

 

By Posted 16 May 2010, 09:41

With the Apple Vs Adobe war heating up recently with both sides criticizing each other in what seems like a daily occurrence, Apple’s Steve Jobs seems to be heading closer to victory. A survey by video aggregator MeFeedia, shows that 26% of all video for playback is using the HTML5 video tag, and the H.264 codec.

This now means that owners of Apple’s portable devices can now get 26 per cent of video available on the web. The survey was a large one with over 30,000 sources, from sites like You Tube, DailyMotion, CNN, ABC, CBS, MTV and Vevo.

Also See: Adobe: Flash on iPhone at a price

Adobe executives might be happy having 74 per cent share of video content, but the same survey was done at the beginning of this year with only 10 per cent being HTML5/H.264.

The company is currently running a self-promoting ad campaign and seems to be getting worried about the future, looks like they might have every reason to be. Click here for the full story on this.

What do you think should Adobe be worried about HTML5?

  • HereAndNow

    Adobe should generate both HTML5 & Flash runtimes, with their web authoring tools & let their customers decide what they want to use for their websites. Adobe already demonstrated it is possible, in this Oct 2009 DreamWeaver demo:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v69S22ZBBqA

    By adding HTML5 support to their tools:
    - Adobe will sell more software/upgrades.
    - Adobe's customers will have more choices, for their website design (i.e. Flash, HTML5 or both).
    - non-Flash devices will be able to access more content.

    I hope websites that implement HTML5 content for the iPhone & iPad (videos, ads, etc.) start offering this content to desktop browsers that support HTML5 (Chrome, Safari, …). Flash makes my CPU usage spike up & the cooling fans come on…which is annoying…when browsing with Chrome on Ubuntu.

    • http://royronalds.com Tchalvak

      That pretty much sums it up for me. (not that flash even works consistently in ubuntu for me)

  • mike

    steve jobs is getting nuts. what the cancer coulndnt finish he is trying himself.

    we are flash developers and dont let our business destroy. we will abound apple were ever its possible. we will not buy any apple computer anymore. and if the consumers are that stupid to invest in a unfinished product like the iphone and ipad then its his mistake.

    the ipad is a crap product and the iphone is for fan girls. Android will become the new standard and we will support it whereever its possible.

    f…. you steve

    • SimonT

      What a sad, immature response.