1. Alexander Trafford says:

  2. SeanHood says:

    You wouldn’t get much further on iPlayer than the screen you posted. All of the videos are in Flash.

  3. Josh Russell says:

    not true. in fact i was very careful to post the iphone version of the iplayer interface, because it streams movie files that the iphone recognises. as does the ipad, and almost every other device capable of video playback.

  4. SeanHood says:

    Ahh, What does the iPhone use to display the video? HTML5 video tag?

  5. Josh Russell says:

    quicktime i believe. the video is not deisplayed in page. it’s played by the os.. just like youtube on the iphone. http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

  6. logicelf says:

    Yes, H.264

  7. Tom Kiss says:

    Flash dominates gaming on the web, and for that – it’s a shame.

  8. ikostar says:

    I don’t think it’s about the presentation layer, I think it’s about control of the root.Does the emasculated web (ie: the app-store, neo-palladiated version) allow the use of proxies / anonymisers etc so people in Iran or China or America say can post comments on twitter without being routinely spied on or having their content blocked?I wouldn’t have thought so. Maybe it’s possible to remain untraced using HTML, maybe it’s not. Maybe anonymisers only go so far and won’t stop dangerous government/corporate snooping/censorship… but with the emasculated web, you’ve got one more nail in the coffin. Someone’s assumed the right to control what you do on your own machine. Personally I think flash sucks… and really, the absence of flash is just a strategic play for the old BMV producing industries… the real issue is the root, and the fact that the way Apple have assumed ownership of it, profoundly changes the DNA that the web as we know it was created from. It’s a profoundly retrogressive step. It’s the past trying to control the future.

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