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Flash vs html5 video facts and statistics


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Flash vs html5 video facts and statistics
Review commone web propoganda and "statistics" and provide facts about flash and HTML5 video technologies and codecs

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Flash vs html5 video facts and statistics

  1. 1. Flash vs. HTML5 Video Facts & Statistics vs.
  3. 3. Flash video is 26% of web video Techcrunch Statistics <ul><li>“… Meanwhile, Flash is represented by Flash VP6 and FLV, which combined represent only 26 percent of all videos. …So the native Flash codecs and H.264 have completely flipped in terms of market share …” </li></ul><ul><li>Is that true </li></ul><ul><li>Or is it just … </li></ul><ul><li>Misuse of statistics? </li></ul><ul><li>A sponsored article? </li></ul><ul><li>(by whom) </li></ul>
  4. 4. HTML5 Video <ul><li>Theora (a version of the ancient VP3) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old codec </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor performance (BR/Quality ratio) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free no royalties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware support? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And H.264 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Much better quality per bitrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But it requires royalties…. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. HTML5 Video - continues <ul><li>VP8 - Soon Google opens VP8 for developers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, No Royalties (?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Naturally it will be included as HTML5 video ( free) </li></ul><ul><li>So what is THE HTML5 Video Codec? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Theora, H.264 or VP8??? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Will we need all video codecs to support the fragmented HTML5 video standard? </li></ul>
  6. 6. HTML5 Video Code <ul><li>Very Simple </li></ul><ul><li>< videosrc =&quot; movie.ogg &quot; controls=&quot;controls&quot;>If you can see this text, your browser does not support the HTML5 video tag.</ video > </li></ul><ul><li>Source W3C School </li></ul>
  7. 7. Browser CODEC Support Source: Wikipedia Browser Ogg Theora H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Internet Explorer NO 9.0 Mozilla Firefox 3.5 No Google Chrome 3.0 3.0 Safari No 3.1 Opera 10.50
  8. 8. Flash Video - Evolving <ul><li>Sorenson Spark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Old, low performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phasing out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On2 VP6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mid level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phasing out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>H.264 – yes the leading web video codec is the leading flash video codec </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainstream flash video codec </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Back to TechCrunch article <ul><li>Lies, damned lies, and statistics </li></ul><ul><li>This table compares: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Codecs: H264, VP6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Containers: FLV (File Format) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Its like comparing apples and oranges </li></ul><ul><li>H264 is the main flash video codec </li></ul>
  10. 10. FACTS “ Flash video is over 75% of worldwide video “ Comscore – Video Metrix Report (August 2009)
  11. 11. Correct Statistics interpretation <ul><li>Most of web video is Flash video </li></ul><ul><li>The move from VP6 to H.264 is true: It’s a move between Flash VP6 videos to Flash H.264 videos – that’s all </li></ul>
  12. 12. HTML5 vs Flash reasoning <ul><li>“ Most of the debate and discussion over HTML5 vs. Flash vs. Native Apps has little to do with what is the right technical approach, or whether something is open or closed; it has to do with the expressions of power and control that drive the businesses of the Internet’s dominant platform companies—Apple, Adobe, Google and Microsoft.” —Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Brightcove TechCrunch, Feb. 5, 2010 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summary <ul><li>Don’t lose Flash as your main video site / content encoding and playing solution . </li></ul><ul><li>It is recommended to include HTML5 video for non-flash supporting closed platforms (iPhone / iPad) </li></ul><ul><li>Beware of statistics </li></ul>