Convert Flash to HTML5

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There was a time when all of us has created multimedia files like videos, websites, banner ads, gaming apps, online courses, and other learning assets in Flash or published them in Flash. Now, since Adobe is ending its support for Flash soon, it has become a lot more important to start planning before the Adobe Flash phases out soon.

So, Flash started as a two-part platform, a player called Macromedia Flash Player and a graphics and animation editor called Macromedia Flash. And in December 2005 Adobe purchased Macromedia and the latter’s Flash Player officially turned into Adobe Flash.

Shortly thereafter, Flash started to take off like a rocket throughout the Web. Its virtual ubiquity was even bolstered when it was almost exclusively used by YouTube. Flash saw 10 years of solid growth, which was unfortunately followed by a decade of serious decline.

Ultimately, Adobe announced in July of 2017 that it will end support for Flash in 2020. The move came right on the heels of announcements from virtually all major web browsers that they will start gradually start blocking Flash.

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    And HTML5 is the Most Viable Alternative to Flash

    HTML5 is in a league of its own because it makes the Web better, because it improves the Internet experience, making it easier for developers to build superb sites. Also, it makes it more efficient for the public to use those websites regardless of the browser that they are using.

    Another notable thing about HTML5 is it’s write once, run anywhere (WORA) capability, which is the reason why it enjoys an influential status in the mobility space. Initially, HTML5 was primarily used for creating lightweight microsites and developing static catalogues. But since its inception, it has come a long way to achieve the WORA capability for handling apps in the mobility field. This can be related to Social Engagement, Business Intelligence, Gaming, Trading, and/or Entertainment and Lifestyle.


    Possibilities that open up when HTML5 replace Flash

    No impact of Multimedia Elements on the final size

    The use of the <audio> and <video> HTML5 tags provides for the addition of multimedia elements without the need to use Adobe Flash or other third-party plugins. Everything takes place in the browser itself, which is important because it can reduce the size of the final version file. For instance, it is possible to include music samples, podcasts, product presentation videos, video reviews, among others. The addition of the two tags further expands the use and functionality of HTML5.

    Now you can also upload videos to third-party websites such as YouTube or Vimeo, and embed those files on your new website. This is by far one of the most advantageous options because even if you place multimedia elements, there is no effect on the final size of your file.

    Accessible Applications

    One of the key features of developing HTML5 apps is that the final product is fully accessible. This means you can access the app from a personal computer, tablet or smartphone. This is quite useful because even if you switch devices, the web application is still accessible via the respective URL, which is not possible if you are using a mobile application.

    Geolocation

    This feature allows a website to pinpoint the location of every user who enters the site. This can have a variety of uses. For instance, language options can be offered depending on the user’s location, thus enhancing user experience.

    Note, however, that this feature requires user approval because it can compromise privacy. The Geolocation API mandates that user permission must be obtained before sending the location information to any website. A popover or dialog will prompt the user and request permission to share the location information.


      Why is HTML5 a Must-Use Technology for the Future?
      There are not one but ten reasons why,

      1. It Promotes Accessibility and Connectivity

      HTML5 makes creating readily accessible websites a lot easier because of ARIA and semantic tags. The new headings allow readers to access content more easily. It is also easier to pore over HTML documents with semantic tags and deliver a much better user experience.

      HTML5 also speeds up games, real-time chats and vows to deliver enhanced communication. It connects people from all corners of the globe and controls video conferencing directly in the browser without the need for a plug-in or any external application.

      2. It Improves Interactions

      Everyone wants dynamic websites that respond and allow users to enjoy and interact with as much content as possible. This is where you will love one of the most discussed features of HTML5: the <canvas> element, which is a drawing tag that lets you draw graphics using a variety of colours and shapes by using scripts. It also allows you to work on more interactive elements that are natively supported in the browser, instead of needing to run a plugin like Flash.

      3. The Code is Cleaner and More Attractive

      If you love elegant codes, then you will also love HTML5. It will allow you to write clear and highly descriptive codes with lots of semantic clarity. You will be able to easily differentiate the meaning of both style and content.

      4. It Offers Seamless Support for Both Audio & Video

      Thanks to the peerless functionality of HTML5, your audio and video clips don’t need any additional support. They will play natively on any browser because the tags treat audio and video as if they were images. Other parameters like auto-play, height, etc., are likewise easy to define.

      5. Persistent Local Storage

      HTML5 boasts a stylish local storage feature that is a cross between client-side databases and regular cookies. It allows storage across multiple windows while ensuring that you’ll have improved security and performance. You won’t have to worry about cookies being deleted by users since it is a client-side type of database which has already been adopted on major web browsers. Also, the local storage lets you create applications without the need for third party plugins.

      6. It Offers Support for Legacy and Cross Browsers

      The most advanced and popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc. all provide support for HTML5. As aforementioned, it even runs on old browsers like IE6. This is possible because older browsers simply have to add JavaScript HTML5shiv so they can use the new tags.

      7. Offline Capabilities

      One of the most important features of HTML5 is its ability to deliver an experience that is accessible and usable regardless of an Internet network. It also allows you to store data in local databases aside from caching data offline. With HTML5 it is possible to create a web application that can operate smoothly without an Internet Connection.

      8. Performance and Integration

      HTML5 makes your applications faster and robust so you can do multi-threading directly in the browser. A web worker or JavaScript can run in the background without assistance from other scripts and will not have any negative effects on the performance of the page. Even if the web worker is running in the background, you will still be able to do several other functions at a fast pace.

      9. Abreast with Mobile Technology

      Mobile has already overtaken the desktop as the most commonly used way to browse the web. This means mark-up that is not developed for mobile is going to struggle. Mobile adoption is growing at an unprecedented pace, and the increasing number of mobile browser users will surely appreciate applications and websites that are as mobile-friendly as possible.

      10. Also, when you convert flash to HTML5, your content will be,

      Device-agnostic

      In the era of portable devices, you need content that is device-independent, and more importantly, mobile-ready. This will enable your users to access your content on their computer, smartphone or tablet. You can integrate and synchronize the user experience over different devices.

      Responsive

      HTML5 allows you to create responsive content that flows and adjusts to the size of the screen. You don’t have to scroll pages to access interactive content, and audio and video files do not take too much time to load. Besides, with responsive content, you can break up existing paths and add interesting navigation paths for a more immersive and engaging experience.

      Up to date

      When Adobe retires Flash next year, major browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Safari will no longer support Flash files. So, it’s important that you salvage your existing course content and create versions that will be supported in the future. We use cutting edge web technologies for learning resources, animations, and all media files. Don’t worry if you don’t have the source files, we can also help you create HTML5 files without them. We also test content for compatibility across all major devices and operating systems like Windows, Apple, and Android.


      This is how we approach Flash to HTML5 Conversion

       

      Here is a simple workflow that always yields an impactful result:

      • The project planning is done wherein the objectives and desired outcomes are clearly defined
      • Content is determined and a thorough analysis is performed
      • A prototype is designed based on clients’ needs and specifications. This prototype has all the interactive features and converts the content to HTML5
      • The content is made compatible with different formats with added support for different devices
      • The output is tested and user acceptance level is gauged
      • If needed, the results are further optimized based on the client’s suggestions.

      Get in touch with us for any support you need in making a trouble-free move towards revamping your content across devices.

      Now that you know why HTML5 is the future and why it is important to convert all your Flash resources to HTML5 as soon as possible, we are here to help. At JhavTech Studios, our team has the expertise and experience to convert your Flash resources to highly interactive HTML5 versions. We offer a range of HTML5 conversion services. We can convert interactive SWF files and Flash video to HTML5 easily, saving you the time of learning complex conversion tools.