Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 00:13:58 PST 2006
On 10/31/06, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> > Flash player does not ship with browsers, at least not with every
> > browser, but this doesn't prevent Flash from being widely used.
> "Initially, the Flash Player plug-in was not bundled with popular web
> browsers and users had to visit Macromedia website to download it,
> but as of year 2000, the Flash Player was already being distributed
> with all AOL, Netscape and Internet Explorer browsers. Two years
> later it shipped with all releases of Windows XP." -- Wikipedia
> Besides, Flash is one of the few successful plugins. Many others that
> have failed.
Yeah, Macromedia did a good job of spreading their Flash plug-in.
>From a Internet & Web video point-of-view... Too bad Java applet support
isn't ubiquitous any more. With Java you can write your own codecs. With
Flash you can't.
Although I was told Java has about 80% support still. So things like
Cortado <http://www.flumotion.net/cortado/> still work in many many browsers
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
charles @ reptile.ca
supercanadian @ gmail.com
developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/
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