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BBC joins war against Flash, launches beta HTML5 iPlayer

It may not be the definitive decision which propels humanity towards our inevitable end, but in a post on the Beeb’s internet blog, James East, the Media Playout Product Manager, stated that his team is now confident they can achieve the playback quality you’d expect from the BBC without using a third-party plugin.

HTML5 has already been used to deliver video to iOS devices. However, the Beeb has been hesitant to share this rollout to desktop services.

This was not an act of spite, East assures readers, but because Aunty felt that the consistent experience and efficient media delivery offered by Flash outweighed the benefit of moving to HTML5 — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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