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Flash to HTML5 Conversion News Collections

Flash to HTML5 conversion is really a hot topic today. However, it is a big topic indeed, it covers Flash and HTML5 independently and synthetically. That is why we made the following news clips a whole collection about Flash, HTML5 and the Flash to HTML5 conversion.

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Dec, 2010 – HTML5 and Flash Will be Supported by Opera Android Browser

Opera has brought a very exciting news saying that the upcoming Opera Android mobile browser will support HTML and Adobe Flash soon.

This news comes from the blog of Opera developer named Pavel Studeny. He wrote in the blog, Opera Mobile has possessed all the browser functions, but Android version will also support Adobe Flash and HTML function, this improvement is basically made to enhance user comfort when they are surfing on the Internet.

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Mar, 2011 – Adobe New Tool May be Able to Convert Flash to HTML5

Previously introduced in my blog, please click here to view the full content.

Mar, 2011 – Flash to HTML5 Conversion Tool is Officially Released by Adobe

Adobe has officially released the Flash to HTML5 converter named Wallaby. It is already downloadable for Developers to download from Adobe Labs website.

Adobe said in the document, users can check the output files using the HTML5-supported browser or iOS equipment. Adobe also indicated that not all the functions in Flash Professional are HTML5-supported.

Wallaby allows developers to edit the output files by using editing tools, or by your own hands. At present, the browses with Wallaby support and Webkit rendering engine are Google Chrome, Apple Safari Mac OSX, Windows and iOS.

Apple iOS does not support Flash. Apple CEO Steve Jobs once has said that Flash is not suitable for mobile devices!

Adobe New Tool May be Able to Convert Flash to HTML

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A foreign media report says that Adobe has recently released a tool which is able to convert Flash files to HTML documents. However, this tool at present is only available for developers due to the imperfect functions.

For the large quantity of Adobe Flash users, especially for iPhone and iPad users, the biggest problem is that it does not support all the mobile platforms. Even Google operating system Android just began to support Flash until version 2.2, and it still takes some time for Android 3.0 “Honeycomb”, which is designed exclusively for tablet PC, to get Flash support.

HTML 5 is one of the Apple-supported formats and with lower hardware requirements. Popular websites like YouTube and many other more support exactly this format. Therefore, Adobe has released a new file converting application called Wallaby that is able to convert Flash to HTML. However, this tool is currently only available for developers, ordinary users cannot install it in their mobile phones and browse Flash page at this moment.

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As indicated in the statement upon release, Adobe said its initial goal is to provide advertisers with a feasible solution, so that they can deliver their Flash ads to Apple iOS compatible equipments. Therefore, Apple iOS users still can not load the websites based on Flash, but can view the advertisement placed on it.

Nevertheless, this is a big leap taken by Adobe. The original version of Wallaby does not support to convert ActionScript, movies and music files, but Adobe is consistently working on it to improve the program by adding more functions. At present, Wallaby is able to convert Flash files to HTML, CSS and JavaScript files.

For other popular target formats(for example, video, audio and image) you can convert flash SWF files to, please click here to know more.

Adobe Mobile Edition Flash Player 10.1 is Released

According to media, Adobe has released the Flash Player 10.1 (beta) for desktop computers seven months ago, also, a Flash Player beta version for Android system was released as well last month. Today, Adobe finally introduces the release of mobile edition Flash Player 10.1 and has promoted it to its global partners.

Despite the sharp criticism given by Apple CEO Steve Jobs regarding the stability, security, and resources use of Flash Player, Adobe debuts the mobile edition Flash Player 10.1 and wants to prove that it is a horrible mistake that Apple banned the Flash Player software in its mobile devices. Flash Player 10.1 is for sure to bring the complete network experience for mobile users, to support the websites that contain thousands of rich contents and applications, including games and animations, etc will also become an indispensable part of mobile experience.

Mobile edition Flash Player 10.1 is open for downloading today, therefore all the smart phones using the latest Android and Android 2.2 Froyo can enjoy the Flash Player 10.1 services. So far, the devices like Dell Streak, Google Nexus One, HTC Evo, HTC Desire, HTC Incredible, MOTOROLA DROID, MOTOROLA Milestone, Samsung Galaxy S, etc already with the perfect support to Android 2.2 and Flash Player 10.1.

Adobe said it will publish Flash Player software to other equipment co-partners as well, such as Blackberry, Palm webOS, Windows Phone 7, MeeGo, LiMo and so on. Users can download online and in the next few months, they can also buy the Flash Player 10.1 preinstalled devices like smartphones, flat plate, etc. At present, Flash Player 10.1 still has a long way to go and has to face the challenges in the next couple of years until it is accepted by more platforms other than Android 2.2. Adobe plans to expand the Flash Player 10.1 product line to more than half of the smartphones in global by 2012.

The Contradiction between Adobe and Apple is Getting Fierce

According to foreign media reports, Adobe company delivered an advertisement and open letter on May, 13th, strongly accused Apple for strangling the competition. Apple previously had made it very clear that the Adobe software applications were totally banned on iPad and iPhone.

Adobe said in the advertisement: “We like Apple. What we don’t like is the person who grabs your freedom to choose. You definitely have the freedom to choose what are you going to create, how to create, and what to experience on the internet.” Adobe also bought a full-page on Washington Post today, gave all the details about this dispute between Adobe and Apple. At the end of the open letter were the signatures of co-founder Geschke Chuck and John Warnock.

In this letter, Adobe declared: “the essence of the problem lies in: who is the real controllor of Internet? We think the answer is the Internet users, rather than any of the powerful company.”

It is reported recently that Apple is developing the Flash-alternative project Gianduia, which was revealed in WWDC(Worldwide Developers Conference) last year.. Apple has said it will support HTML5, JavaScript and CSS, but not Flash.

The insiders think the Adobe open letter is a strong evidence that the divergence between Adobe and Apple is getting worse. Two weeks ago, the CEO of Apple just issued a 29-paragraph-long article to accuse Adobe Flash for “major technology defect”. It is said that Adobe has officially sued to America Anti-Monopoly Government Department and it may investigate this case accordingly. This means the contradiction between the two is intensified thoroughly.

Some useful links for your reference if you want to convert flash SWF to other popular video/audio/picture formats.

http://www.swfkits.com/swf_to_video/
http://www.swfkits.com/swf_to_avi/

XP Users are Recommended to Upgrade Flash Player

According to foreign media reports, Microsoft has urged its Windows XP users to upgrade the pre-loaded Adobe Flash Player 6.0 due to multiple security flaws on Tuesday.

Microsoft has released the #979267 safety proposal to urge its users either upgrade to the latest version of Flash Player or unload the old one due to several security flaws found in the early 6.0 version.

It’s very rare that Microsoft would propose safety advice for third-party products. It does so because the Adobe Flash Player 6.0 is pre-loaded in Microsoft Windows XP and it’s necessary to remind users that Adobe had stopped supporting Flash Player 6.0 since 2006. The latest version of Flash Player is 10.0.42.34.

Microsoft’s purpose is very clear, they hope the users understand that the security flaw only occurs when the old version of flash player and old Windows are used at the same time, because the new Windows are without built-in Flash Player yet.

Microsoft said: “Adobe Flash Player 6.0 is provided at the same time with Windows XP, it contains several security flaws that may execute remote control code when browsing some specially-made webpages. Adobe has fixed those vulnerabilities in the latest Flash Player. Microsoft strongly recommends to upgrade to the latest Flash Player for those who is still using the old version of Windows XP and Adobe Flash Player 6.0.”. Nevertheless, Microsoft indicates that there is no attack found so far related to those security flaws.

This security proposal is released for Adobe Flash Player 6.0 and together with other security vulnerabilities on Tuesday. The service pack this time will affect all the Windows system, but only the Windows 2000 is catalogued to “Critical” level while other subsequent versions of Windows are put to “Low”, so the Flash issue is more important and with higher priority.

Microsoft Silverlight Aims to Compete with Adobe Flash

Technologically, Microsoft Silverlight is almost on the same level with Adobe Flash, but speaking market, Microsoft Silverlight is still crawling and has a long way to go.

In the past two years, Microsoft has dedicated too much technical resources to enhance Silverlight’s performance. Now, Microsoft Silverlight can compete with Adobe Flash technologically, but still has to speed its pace to follow Adobe Flash when talking about market.

It’s true Microsoft Silverlight already has some big customers like football league, but the giant video websites like Youtube and Hulu are still using Adobe Flash. The worse, some customers, British Television ITV, for example, even abandoned Microsoft Silverlight recently and then turn to Adobe Flash immediately. The worst, even Microsoft’s own network assets such as MSN and Bing seldom use Silverlight or use it conservatively. However, this situation is changing.

Early this week, Microsoft proposed Silverlight will be used in the latest vision search function of Bing, to present searching results in a very unique visual way. The source also said later this year, MSN is expected to be redesigned using maximum Silerlight technology.

According to estimation, Adobe Flash is installed in 90% of Internet PCs, while Microsoft Silverlight only counts 1/3. For Microsoft, the existence of Adobe is just like the existence of Microsoft for other operating system companies and office software companies. Silverlight is not only in relation with how to deliver online videos in PCs but also in relation with the future network planning of Microsoft Office software, etc. What for sure is the web designers need better software to make their interfaces rich and pretty, no matter that is Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flash.

Both Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight are required to be installed before watching videos online. And the current situation is most video websites use Adobe Flash due to its popularity and accordingly, most users choose Adobe Flash. This cause-and-effect relation is the key for Microsoft to increase the share of Silverlight.

Adrian Ludwig, the Group Manager of Adobe Flash said: “A few years ago, Adobe was very very nervous when gigantic Microsoft entering this field with Silverlight.”

But recently, Adobe Flash has relaxed vigilance by saying : “I begin to doubt whether Microsoft Silverlight will be as popular as Adobe Flash and whether it will satisfy the demand of the market as Adobe Flash does.”

Executives of Microsoft immediately respond: “The Silverlight customers are rising, especially after the release of the 3rd version. This version supports auto-negotiable adjust the video resolution and uninterrupted video playback according to network status.”