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Netflix Is The Latest To Talk The HTML5 Talk

TechCrunch: "As we all know, the battle between Flash and HTML5 for the future of online video is raging. But what about that other plugin some sites use for video? You know, the one made by Microsoft — Silverlight? A new posting tonight may call that platform’s future in video into question as well. Because arguably their most important client is looking to jump on the HTML5 video bandwagon: Netflix.

A post tonight by Adrian Cockcroft (as noticed by the blog Hacking Netflix), Netflix’s Director of Web Engineering, indicates the company’s intention to embrace HTML5 going forward. The move is apparently spurred on by Netflix’s move to Amazon’s cloud, which will require a re-architecting of the codebase, Cockcroft notes. So what better time to start supporting the latest technologies? "

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brennton2388d ago

It'll be so good when all these video companies switch to HTML 5 for their video players. No more need for unnecessary Adobe Flash, and it'll be a much smoother experience. It's only a matter of time before Flash becomes unheard of in the video world.