Mozilla Firefox puts another nail in Flash Player's coffin

It seems that Flash Player has little left, Mozilla has decided to put HTML5 as the default video player, although HTML5 only supports 720p resolution

It seems that Flash Player has little left, Mozilla has decided to put HTML5 as the default video player, although HTML5 only supports 720p resolution

As we well know, Adobe Flash Player has its days numbered, we already talked about its big security holes and that it was a software in which bugs, unexpected closures and high consumption were frequent of RAM.

One of the companies that were against the Flash Player was Mozilla, already in the browser Firefox 39 they showed a security warning about the dangers of the Flash Player, it has gone a step further and in its 40th version, that has recently come out, hhave set the HTML5 player as the default player for video sites like YouTube.

The HTML5 player so far is supplying the Flash Player quite well, but there is a problem that for the most demanding users can lead to complaints, HTML5 on YouTube has a maximum resolution of 720p, being incompatible with 1080p resolution, which the Flash Player does support.

Although for most of us it does not matter too much that the resolution is only 720p, for many skeptical and demanding users it can be terrible and it can mean a loss of users who use Firefox, so we hope that in later versions of Firefox HTML5 is further optimized so that it ends up supporting that resolution without having to resort to the controversial Adobe program.

Although Mozilla discourages its use, we can still download Flash Player for Firefox and configure it as the default player. Do it at your own risk taking into account major security flaws that has Adobe Flash Player.

In my opinion, it is a pity that Flash Player is experiencing these moments, although now most devices can run videos and games without having Flash and that there are these security flaws, I can't help but fondly recall the good times that wouldn't have happened without Adobe Flash PlayerTo give a few examples, we could watch videos, play Flash games in the browser in high school, or even create animations.

If Adobe doesn't get the hang of it quickly, Flash Player has 2 newscasts left.


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  1.   Wilson said

    Flash player always caused me problems on GNU / Linux. I hated it. it swallowed resources like crazy (it couldn't even use full screen), sometimes it hung up the browser, not to mention that for a long time they didn't give us support, and there were sites that abused flash (they were extremely heavy).
    The only hope I had were GNASH (back then despite being immature, it was better at fullscreen than flash) and SWFDec (which worked better than GNASH). I remember back then everyone said that using those alternatives was from the Taliban.
    When in fact the mere fact of using it and reporting errors was enough to help those projects and enjoy a web without adobe flash in the not too distant future!
    And now finally !! at last it goes !!!, hallelujah !!!

    * NOTE: There is no shortage of weas that say "Steve Jobs left complaining about flash and now he's leaving, jobs was a visionary."
    They couldn't be more idiots. Flash was always a headache and stupidly adobe never released him.


    Greetings! = D

  2.   George said

    I just tested firefox 40.0 with a youtube video in 1080p and it does allow the option. Yes, on Mac, I don't know on Linux.

  3.   Citizen said

    What misinformation ... Is that YouTube now plays the videos in HTML5 by default, not firefox ...

  4.   pepe said

    Youtube set the html5 player by default and if 1080p can be played you just have to see the different qualities of the video.

  5.   victor walls said

    Citizen: To my firefox if I kept playing youtube flash in version 39.0.3

  6.   itmailg said

    Well, I don't know why but it only leaves me at 720, with html 5 and linux

  7.   celsius said

    It only appears to me with 360p and 720p.
    I want 480p !!!

    1.    allein said

      It is true, I use Firefox 40.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I can only play with those options and many times the video is fully loaded and the playback stops, does anyone know why?

  8.   Mr. Paquito said

    Unfortunately, I think regardless of what Firefox can do, it's not going to be that easy for Flash to disappear, I don't even think he's in the hospital yet. There are still many things that need Flash, from Spotify web, to videos from many digital newspapers ... the fact is that it does not seem that it will be a matter of a month, or a year ... but everything will work, I guess.