Chrome and Firefox poised to block Flash by next month

Chrome and Firefox take the next step towards killing Flash and establishing a pure HTML5 based web experienceFor a long time Flash based media players have been widely used and have heavily influenced the way video has been consumed on the web. We have been writing about the ongoing movement towards HTML5 based playback in many of our recent posts. Now Chrome and Firefox are taking the next steps in this journey by removing Flash.Farewell Flash – we might not miss youAfter Google announced its HTML5 by default approach earlier this year, Chrome will now disable Flash in favor of HTML5. This next step in context of “killing” Flash will be taken with the update to Chrome 53, which is expected in September. In more detail: If the user has their plugin setting set to the default of “Detect and run important plugin content”, the browser will not instantiate some cross-origin plugin


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