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The transition made by tech giant Google to HTML5 to handle streaming video and audio may not be such a good news for Adobe. However, this move made by Google may seem to be for the best since Flash Player has become a beacon for security threats all over the Internet.

It was not long ago that Flash Player was the standard for Web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari and several apps like YouTube and Facebook when playing video or audio. However, recent news regarding threats to security has caused concerns for many online users. Even Adobe has prompted their users to stop using Flash Player a year ago. Well, there might be some solutions made to address this situation by simply updating the Flash Player to the latest version.

Here are several key differences when it comes to using Adobe Flash Player and HTML5.

Adobe Flash Player

  • The use of Adobe Flash Player will allow uniformity throughout all browsers.
  • It has more effects in comparison to JavaScript and HTML5.
  • The platform is vector-based, intended for easy scaling.

However, there are several side effects when you use Flash. Here are a number of concerns for that matter.

  • In order to use or view Flash content, users are required to download an external plugin, which can potentially harm the computer system.
  • Most of the search engines such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox may not read Flash content very well.
  • At the same time, SWFs can be huge, which can take a while to download.


  • When it comes to CSS content, HTML5 is very fast.
  • It supports canvas and video content
  • It also provides GeoLocation API

It only has some disadvantages, which include the following:

  • HTML5 is not fully supported on most Web browsers
  • It also has limited support for animations and certain effects
  • In comparison to Flash Player, it offers slower animations.

Adobe Flash requires users to update to the latest version, while they are also being encouraged to use HTML5. Well, the idea is simple because you only have to use Flash if it enhances user experience more than HTML5 does, but you should get rid of it if it gets in your way.