[I]n the past four quarters, the H.264 format went from 31 percent of all videos to 66 percent, and is now the largest format by far. Meanwhile, Flash [encodings] represent only 26 percent of all videos. That is down from a combined [Flash encoding] total of 69 percent four quarters ago. So the native Flash codecs and H.264 have completely flipped in terms of market shareGiven what Apple has demonstrated is possible using open standards and modern browsers, the need for proprietary plug-ins to deliver content or interfaces to customers or other users seems solidly on the decline.
Erick Schonfield of TechCrunch, quoted by Philip Elmer-DeWitt in "Apple vs. Adobe: Is Flash Dying?"
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Flash In The Pan
The escalating Apple vs Adobe exchange on Flash (vs migration to open standards like HTML5) and the adequacy of open-standards alternatives has another data point: