[ubuntu-uk] Flash at Myspace.com
baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Jun 18 00:33:12 BST 2006
On 18 Jun 2006, at 00:30, stude.list+ubuntuuk at googlemail.com wrote:
> On 18/06/06, Baza <baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
>> Ho, and indeed, hum. Have to use my iBook spose.
> Or you could:
> 1. Stop using MySpace.
> 2. Write to the site and complain about their use of Flash.
> If they are showing a video then there really is NO need for flash.
> Can't you embed video directly in HTML anyway, isn't it what the
> object tag does?
> Though I did once try using the object tag with audio, it played the
> audio in FireFox, but offered no way of controlling it.
> I don't see why sites can't just have a link to the video file instead
> of using a program they wrote in between. Isn't flash going to eat
> more CPU, isn't it interpreted not compiled? Media is one of the areas
> where CPU speed is still a factor.
> If more people complained sites wouldn't do things like this.
> It would also be useful if video could be embeded in a HTML page and
> the browser could do what is needed with it (i.e. display it inline
> with controls or pass it to an external application).
Writing to them, or rather, dropping an email, is a good idea. Just
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