A debate doing the rounds of the online world these days is whether HTML 5 will replace Flash in the near future. Though HTML 5 is yet to get the final approval for bursting on the scene and needs compatible browsers to work well, it is unlikely to crush Flash, mainly because of these reasons:
Multiple features: You stand to enjoy great levels of robustness, power and flexibility with the use of Flash. With additional features like advanced text support, 3D effects, dynamic streaming and hardware acceleration, Flash appears to reign supreme even if HTML makes an appearance in the market.
A proven winner: Be it working well with various video file formats or enjoying browser support, Flash has it all going for itself. On the other hand, HTML 5 is yet not complete for use, and would need a lot of work and support to be done before it can rival the popularity of Flash.
Speedy updates: Flash goes on upgrading itself with added features and functionality while nobody is sure when HTML 5 is expected to be ready. Even when it gets ready, it will need quite sometime to enjoy the widespread use that Flash presently enjoys.
High level of comfort: Since Flash has been around for quite sometime now, people have got used to it and even when someone doesn't have it, he or she can easily get it downloaded and installed without a problem. With HTML 5, people may either need to upgrade their browsers or use specific ones to view videos on particular web pages. This may mean a lot of work as compared to using the user-friendly Flash.
Nothing is wrong with Flash: As Flash is working well despite a hitch here or there sometimes, there is no need to learn a new application like HTML 5 or getting used to its features. Since almost everyone is hard pressed for time and money these days, it is unlikely that people will be willing to invest time, money and effort for a new learning process.
Ideal for big corporate houses: For corporate giants, making the transition from Flash to HTML 5 will include a huge investment on account of money, resources, and manpower. Given the present economic scenario, it is unlikely that many would be willing to consider the move, leave alone even making it.
Flash is apparently all set to rule the market given its advantages over HTML 5. User friendly applications are available for consumers who want to use this technology for their websites.