Why HTML5 Isn't Going to Replace Flash

A debate making the rounds of the online world these days is if HTML5 replace Flash in the near future for online video.

HTML5 Although yet to obtain final approval of the break in the scene and the needs of the supported browsers to work well, it is unlikely to crush Flash, especially for the following reasons:

* Abundant features: There to enjoy high levels of reliability, power and flexibility with the use of Flash. With additional features such as animated text support, 3D effects, transmission dynamics and hardware acceleration, Flash seems to prevail even if HTML makes an appearance on the market.

* A proven winner: It works well with several video file formats or to enlist the support of browsers, Flash has everything to offer. Moreover, HTML5 is not yet complete for use, and would require much work and support to do before it can rival the popularity of Flash.

* Speedy Updates: Flash is on improving himself with more features and functionality while no one is sure when HTML5 is expected to be ready. Even when you're ready, you will need some time to enjoy the widespread use of Flash currently enjoys.

* High comfort level: From Flash has been around for quite sometime now, it is getting used and installed everywhere. Everyone knows and rarely have any problems installing it. With HTML5, people may need to update their browsers or change the specifics to watch videos on websites in particular. This can mean a lot of work compared with using the user-Flash environment.

* There is nothing wrong with Flash: Flash is what works well despite a pull here or there, sometimes there is no need to learn a new application as HTML5 or get used to its characteristics. Because nearly everyone has difficulties of time and money these days, it is unlikely that people are willing to invest time, money and effort to a learning process.

* Ideal for large enterprises: For corporate giants, making the transition from Flash to HTML5 will include a major investment for the money, resources and manpower. Given the current economic scenario, it is unlikely that many would be willing to consider the motion, let alone what makes the cost involved in unknown.

For several years, Flash was the de-facto standard for showing video. HTML5 is not likely to change this trend in the foreseeable future. There are also user friendly applications are available for consumers who want to use Flash for their web sites to add features such as online video, interactive maps, animated Flash intros, etc.

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