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[Discuss] live streaming needs flash?

Although there has been a camera API in HTML5 since at least 2012,
browser support has lagged; even now, developers can't count on it
being available, and what support does exist is inconsistent. Flash is
the most widely installed plugin so that is what developers used. It
can also be done with Java or Silverlight but fewer users have those.

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 7:07 PM, Eric Chadbourne
<eric.chadbourne at> wrote:
> I've heard some smart folks say flash is needed for live streaming and nothing else is nearly as good.  I've heard them say there is no good open source option.  If this is true, why?  Surely there's no magic sauce in there that couldn't be replicated, or even done better.  Is it more of a matter of plugin saturation?  Just curious.
> Eric Chadbourne
> - The one who uses no flash or java plugins, ever.
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