Mozilla's Flash Player replacement 'Shumway' arrives in Firefox Nightly

By Shawn Knight
Oct 4, 2013
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  1. Flash was instrumental in delivering audio, video and animations to the Internet in the late 90s but it has since evolved into one of the most frowned upon pieces of software in the modern era. Most mobile browsers no longer...

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  2. NuguPabo

    NuguPabo TS Rookie

    Another piece of alien technology being integrated into our daily lives, I.e. drones and stealth aircraft. I've heard rumors that Gordon Shumway will be the next head of Microsoft so there may be a few surprises in Windows 9; even possibly a shortwave radio app which will help to locate lost Melmacians.
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  3. I just recently watch all seasons of ALF. Your comment made my day, lol.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I wonder when Flash will actually die. I think once YouTube drops it, it will be the end of Flash.
  5. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +54

    I immediately thought of ALF too :)

    Flash will be around for another few years yet.
  6. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 568   +25

    Wouldn't once they implement HTML5 flash will be useless, its so slow and takes up too much cpu usage (well for my core2 not my i7) and HTML5 is instant and hardly takes any strain to pc's
  7. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +54

    What about older single core computers; how does HTML5 perform on those compared to Flash?
  8. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 568   +25

    I would think flash would be even worse with a single core chip, if its using 70%+ on a core2 compared to 5% with HTML5, haven't for say tried it on a single core ship yet but I do have a P4 at home if it still will turn on
  9. PC EliTiST

    PC EliTiST TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    Make everything run natively in DXVA H264 format. There's no better option currently. On IE10/11 you can enable Active-X filtering ( in order to block flash ) and play almost all videos on YouTube in native mp4 format. Try it and enjoy the best and smoothest video experience.

    Firefox is so inneficient in rendering, animations, CPU/GPU usage etc that I don't expect much improvement.
  10. ypsylon

    ypsylon TS Enthusiast Posts: 75   +10

    "Flash was instrumental in delivering audio, video and animations to the Internet in the late 90s..."

    Let me fix that for ya. "Flash was instrumental in screwing performance and security in millions(billions?) of PCs/Workstations/servers around the world since introduction in 1996 and continues screwing everything 17 years later..."
  11. Works like flash or a bit worse on every brower
  12. sunilcagrawal

    sunilcagrawal TS Rookie

    Can it play YouTube videos?

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