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Beet.tv Roundtable: Adobe, Brightcove – HTML5’s No Flash Beater, But We’ll Support It Anyway

On Monday morning, I helped Beet.tv executive producer Andy Plesser host his latest roundtable discussion on the future of online video, at The Guardian’s Kings Place HQ.

The forthcoming HTML5 standard’s Google-backed video feature now poses a potential challenge to Adobe’s dominant Flash video standard, and is a key piece in Steve Jobs’ refusal to support web Flash in iPhone and iPad. So in this video, I ask Adobe’s EMEA technical advocate Steve Allison and Flash-dependent video player firm Brightcove’s SVP Jeff Whatcott what lays ahead.

Their answer: HTML5 is interesting, it’s no Flash competitor just yet, but clients want to be on iPhone so we’re gonna have to support it…

[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/goRrgcv0dwA%2Em4v]