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Adobe releases a Flash to HTML5 converter

Experimental technology out now
Tue Mar 08 2011, 10:30

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Adobe has released an experimental Flash to HTML5 converter that might create a quantum rip in Steve Jobs' space time continuum.

Designed to patch a video codec hole in the Flash and HTML5 wars, the experimental technolology is dubbed, er, Wallaby.

First shown at the Adobe Max 2010 conference, Wallaby "converts the artwork and animation contained in Adobe Flash Professional (FLA) files into HTML," claims Adobe.

That means users can reuse content on any device that doesn't support the Flash runtimes, such as anything made by Apple.

When the files have been converted to HTML, they can be edited using an editing tool. The conversion result can be viewed on any IOS device.

Will it please Saint Steve? Well, it was originally developed to enable advertisers to get their Flash pop-ups displaying on Ithings, giving Apple a few dollars more to add to its $60 billion cash pile.

Bless Adobe for making more moves to appease camp cappuccino. Last year it produced a widget that allowed HTML5 video support for browsers. That was about the same time that Steve Jobs' reality distortion field was at full warp as he claimed that HTML5 was the most popular video codec on the web.

Wallaby is available now as a free download. µ


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