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Posted 7/15/15
Do HTML5 players, give better performance when streaming? Just curious.
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Posted 7/15/15

Hibsterr wrote:

Do HTML5 players, give better performance when streaming? Just curious.


Go look at a youtube video, pause it for like 5mins, then watch. Do the same thing with a video on here
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Posted 7/15/15 , edited 7/15/15

narutosonic330 wrote:


Hibsterr wrote:

Do HTML5 players, give better performance when streaming? Just curious.


Go look at a youtube video, pause it for like 5mins, then watch. Do the same thing with a video on here


Looool, so the answer is yes. Thanks!
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for me - i got no say for the mattr because i am an linux user and we get the trash of all the plugins must of the time- im going to try Gnash but i know i cant keep my hope up!
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Posted 7/16/15 , edited 7/16/15

ikyuaokii wrote:

I would like to use HTML5 for videos without needing plugin so I wanted to uninstall the flash player due the security hole issues after I heard that firefox now blocked this flash player by default.

Firefox blocked a vulnerable version of Flash by default, but the current version running on the latest mainstream release of Firefox is not blocked. Many news stories reported this as "Firefox blocks Flash by default" in their headline, and that is what is getting repeated around the internet without the details of the story.

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Firefox blocked a vulnerable version of Flash by default, but the current version running on the latest mainstream release of Firefox is not blocked. Many news stories reported this as "Firefox blocks Flash by default" in their headline, and that is what is getting repeated around the internet without the details of the story.



At the time the block went into effect, that vulnerable version WAS the latest. Even if that period of time was less than 24 hours, there was a short period of time where Firefox users with fully updated Flash were seeing the block message. That's why they were reporting that Flash was blocked by default.

Of course, this also means that Firefox users could plan on seeing that flash blocked message on an even more frequent basis, since there is now precedent to block the latest version without hesitation if a zero-day vulnerability is discovered.
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Posted 7/17/15

FunPika wrote:

Of course, this also means that Firefox users could plan on seeing that flash blocked message on an even more frequent basis, since there is now precedent to block the latest version without hesitation if a zero-day vulnerability is discovered.

I noticed when I went to play a video on CR again last night, I received the message indicating either Javascript was disabled on my computer or the Adobe Flash installation was out of date. I checked that I hadn't accidentally forbid CR (since I use NoScript) and then checked my Flash installation and found it was now disabled (again).

This was a bit odd, as this time there was no warning message. I checked that Flash was the latest version, and then reactivated it, but this time opting for "Ask to Activate". Once activated, had it remember that setting (effectively whitelisting Crunchyroll). I expected to find Firefox had updated again (with a minor 0.x or 0.xx version increment), but the version number still reads as 39.0.

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