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The popular video sharing service Vimeo has joined the Apple bandwagon, effectively shunning Flash in favor of a new embeddable HTML5 video player optimized for both the iPhone and iPad....
08-18-2010, 10:11 AM #1
Vimeo Shuns Flash for Apple
The popular video sharing service Vimeo has joined the Apple bandwagon, effectively shunning Flash in favor of a new embeddable HTML5 video player optimized for both the iPhone and iPad. Even though Vimeo introduced an HTML5-based video playback site in early 2010, this is the first time Vimeo has made it possible for users to embed vids with this new "Universal Player."
Essentially, the new offering is capable of deciphering the viewer's client and, subsequently, deliver the best playback option. You see, in the olden days, viewing embedded Vimeo videos was made possible though Adobe Flash. But that was then. The new "Apple standard" of video playback has influenced the way many top players in the digital video space have changed business as usual. So, in this regard, Vimeo is in good company.
According to the video sharing service, the new Universal Player serves up lower bandwidth videos to mobile clients and sends H.264 video to HTML5 devices. "While it was relatively easy to build an HTML5 player that worked on Vimeo.com," the company noted in its staff blog, "making an experience that could live and work anywhere is actually a big undertaking. For example, we had to write several new video players to replace what used to be just one: behind the scenes there is a new Flash player, new Flash mobile player, new iPad player, new iPhone player, and new HTML5 player. And we expect to add more."
To read the blog entry on Vimeo's new offering, click here.
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08-18-2010, 10:13 AM #2
oh well. Jobs happy
08-18-2010, 10:33 AM #3
Just one more way of doing something. At least now you can view these videos on your idevice if you're not JB and running Frash...
08-18-2010, 10:54 AM #4
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08-18-2010, 11:18 AM #5
who the hell is vimeo? Did not even know this place existed if it was not for this post.
Actually don't care, until they get as much stuff on their site as other places this Vimeo would be last place I look.
08-18-2010, 11:32 AM #6
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08-18-2010, 12:09 PM #7
08-18-2010, 01:27 PM #8
You might call Youtube quantity, but quality of info is there as well. When I want to find out about stuff that is on Video I can almost always find it on Youtube. Last I checked they support HTML5, so playback quality is there as well. So not sure where the advantage of Vimeo is over Youtube.
08-18-2010, 02:01 PM #9
Apple winName? whereswaldo
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08-18-2010, 03:27 PM #10
Apple wins ... Do we lose?
08-18-2010, 03:36 PM #11
Apple will almost always get their way... Their like that little spoiled kid that cry's until they get what they want.
08-18-2010, 04:47 PM #12
Those who hate flash get an alternative and flash fanboys can still play free online baby games. Is not choice better than having a monopoly rule embedded web content? Adobe have had it all their way for 15 years with no competition. Now they can get their lazy fat carcass off the development floor and get into the 21st century. They don't like it because the web will now be free to open development not held ransom to adobe tools and a crappy, lazy plugin that thinks it's a god.
Yay for choice!!!!!!!!
Why are all you flash fanboys so afraid of a little competition??? If flash is good enough to stand up, it will, or if it isn't, it will fall.
And all you microsuck fans had better get ready for a war when google chrome os is released. It's a winner.
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08-18-2010, 06:32 PM #13
In 30 years we will talk about steve jobs as the man who killed flash. It's amazing how one consumer electronics company can have so much influence on the interwebs. They have became so popular that the websites have no choice but to follow because they want to get most of the market. I'm telling u if it keeps going this way apple will take over the world.
08-18-2010, 11:06 PM #14
08-18-2010, 11:34 PM #15
Hmm, I'd rather have Flash to view ALL YouTube videos or HTML5 to actually work for YouTube in Safari.
Also never heard of vimeo in my life.
08-18-2010, 11:53 PM #16killall Terminal
08-19-2010, 01:21 AM #17
Between the two of them they destroyed all the competition to give flash the dominance it has had up until now. Karma has come to revisit. Microsuck aren't here to save them now, even they want choice in web content.
Sorry flash fanboy, you'll have to blame adobe for the death of flash. The lazy turds let it slide and never innovated their product. Now we have choice, and the evil monopoly comes to an end.
Web designers choose to code other than just flash to get to ALL devices, not just pc's and not only flash content. Woo hoo, we have a choice!! Do you have a problem with choice flashboy?
08-19-2010, 08:30 AM #18
I'm just waiting for my apple iRobot to do all my housework and cleaning.
08-19-2010, 10:15 AM #19
I dont think they joined the apple ranks, or that this is an apple win. Seems to me HTML 5 is the future.
08-20-2010, 03:32 AM #20
I think it's pretty hilarious that you guys are going on about fanboyism and evil monopolies, when Apple is pretty much the most evil monopoly around at the moment, and also has the most devout and idiotic fanboys.
I'm all for choice but some of you are just stupid.