Mozilla will add H.264 to Firefox

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  1. ronjor

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  3. Mrkvonic

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    Let's hope they stay true to their mission.
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    This is good ... right? o_O
     
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    hahahaha! :D

    this means we can get rid of Flash soon, right? :p
     
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    Yes, getting rid of flash would be good. :cool:
     
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    firefox already supports html5, youtube especially has most videos in html5 as well as flash. it will be the sites that switch away from flash to encode in html5/h264, until they do, flash will still be needed.
     
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    Why would getting rid of flash be good?
     
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    Because it's a dinosaur.
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    Can you be more specific? Flash seems to get the job done, so how exactly is it deficient? I'm not advocating for it, I just want to understand the issues.
     
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    try googling 'what is wrong with flash' and dedicate a few hours to reading the results.
     
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    I agree with Mrkvonic on this one. Flash is definitely a bit Jurassic Park past its sell by date, so to speak LOL.

    I believe that it is vulnerable to malware, particularly buffer overflow attacks. Especially Adobe, they seem to be hacked with an alarming regularity these days. :eek:
     
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