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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/23/15
Firefox is disabling the Flash plugin by default now.

I've not noticed any appreciable decline in video quality etc with HTML 5.
H.264 being the primary codec for a lot of sites whether they use Flash or HTML 5.
Unless it's a Google site, in which they are using their VP9 codec aka WEBM they got from acquiring ON2.

Yes, they could use Silverlight but why, it's moribund technology only getting security fixes. HTML5 will likely get hardware acceleration support form Direct X 12 when Windows 10 ships or OpenGL 4.5 on Linux and Mac. Also first party Linux support is non-existent for Silverlight, were HTML 5 is an open standard. Speaking of Windows 10, we don't know if it will even be compatible, Microsoft has not said if it will work their new browser and it won't work with Chrome cause of the removal of NPAPI.

Also anti-virus isn't a panacea.

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Posted 7/14/15
Kind of a bum deal that Crunchy won't run on my preferred browser. Guess I will wait for a solution and when that happens, marathon the Crunchy exclusive shows.
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/14/15

nooneinparticular wrote:



Netflix uses Microsoft Silverlight. I'm unsure if they use any HTML5, but most likely they use a combination of both HTML5 and microsoft silverlight.


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how ironic that piracy is safer for your computer than watching anime legitimately.


You do realize that a legal streaming sites such as CR won't put meliches files on their server or use exploits in flash to damage your computer... However on a illegal site have no guarantee that they won't try to damage your PC. And even if a illegal streaming site doesn't have damaging software on it's host then chances are a illegal site doesn't check what ads are playing or showing therefore you might get viruses that way. Meanwhile CR, youtube and all other legit companies uses their own advertisement engines and API's meaning someone can't sneak in damaging ads as easy as on a site whit some 3rd party advertisement engine that most small and illegal websites use
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/23/15
All these people complaining about Flash and I'm here laughing at them because since I first started watching videos (Youtube) I have used Flash and not once gotten a virus from it. That was when I had Windows. I'm using a Mac now so no viruses for me!
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Posted 7/14/15
oh I forgot that malware and such has never been known to use completely legit sites to exploit gaping holes in people's computer security.
Posted 7/14/15 , edited 7/23/15
https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23742 you can use HTML 5 completely independent of Silverlight. Indeed it's the default if you go their with any modern browser.
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Posted 7/14/15

nooneinparticular wrote:

Firefox is disabling the Flash plugin by default now.

I've not noticed any appreciable decline in video quality etc with HTML 5.
H.264 being the primary codec for a lot of sites whether they use Flash or HTML 5.
Unless it's a Google site, in which they are using their VP9 codec aka WEBM they got from acquiring ON2.

Yes, they could use Silverlight but why, it's moribund technology only getting security fixes. HTML5 will likely get hardware acceleration support form Direct X 12 when Windows 10 ships or OpenGL 4.5 on Linux and Mac. Also first party Linux support is non-existent for Silverlight, were HTML 5 is an open standard. Speaking of Windows 10, we don't know if it will even be compatible, Microsoft has not said if it will work their new browser and it won't work with Chrome cause of the removal of NPAPI.



I was all confused a lot of websites on Firefox the Falash was disabled went to The Firefox troubleshoot and found that Adobe had fixed it . BTW I still had to enable it the settings after!

I like HTML 5 hardly any crashes! I avctually downlaode a option where I can use HTML on sone websites!
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Posted 7/14/15
I had to manually enable it too, it was still clicked on "ask to activate" . But looks like the new version is okay so far, 18.0.0.209. But it was still set to their default setting of ask to activate. Just changed it to "always activate' ...What a pain it was the past week, clicking on continuing to allow every site I went to. At the same time while this was going on my anti-virus also updated itself.
But Firefox will probably have another update next week, seriously if it isn't broke, stop fixing and adding dumb features!
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Posted 7/14/15 , edited 10/1/15

jeffcoatstephen wrote:

All these people complaining about Flash and I'm here laughing at them because since I first started watching videos (Youtube) I have used Flash and not once gotten a virus from it. That was when I had Windows. I'm using a Mac now so no viruses for me!


Um, hate to break it to you but just because you have a Mac does not make you safe from malware and viruses. You are less likely to be a target, but you are by no means safe. The only computer that is completely safe from attack is one that is never used.

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Posted 7/14/15
i'd love to see them go html 5 because it uses less resources flash bogs down my machine
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Posted 7/17/15
i use Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit which helps add security to Java and Flash but the paid version helps Microsoft Office, PDF readers, and media players as well because i use flash still.
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