Brightcove, a popular online video provider, has announced that they are now supporting HTML5 video for the iPhone OS devices. This marks another milestone in the web’s move away from Adobe’s Flash.
After all the hullabaloo about the NY Times in the iPad demonstration videos, they are among the clients of Brightcove. That means you’ll be able to watch NY Times content without any need for a plug-in.
For devices and browsers that don’t accept HTML5 video, Brightcove will automatically revert their content back to flash. This, to my ears, sounds like what the majority of video delivery systems will end up moving to during this interim period. I think it is safe to say that everyone will move away from a plug-in based video playback method in the coming years. If you’d like to read more information about Brightcove’s implementation, you can head over to their HTML5 information page.
What do you think about this, though? Are you pleased with the direction that video delivery is going? Let me know by commenting on this post or hitting me up on Twitter.