Flash to remain 'dominant tool' in video productionThe creator of the Flash video platform expects it to be around for some time, despite opposition from Apple.
Video production companies have been reassured that Adobe Flash will continue to be a major player in online media.
The video streaming format is widely used on the internet but has been derided by Apple chief executive Steve Jobs, who decided not to include Flash compatibility on the iPad.
But the format's creator Jonathan Gay has said he expects Flash to be around for some time.
Speaking to BBC News, he said Flash "will continue to be the dominant tool" for media on the internet.
Mr Gay explained that Apple is building a video platform for mobile devices more like traditional TV, where access is tightly controlled in return for a fee.
Flash, on the other hand, was created for the PC and web era where players are free.
"As a consumer, I'd much rather see the PC and web model move to mobile phones than the closed mobile phone world taking over rich applications on the mobile internet," he told the news provider.
YouTube recently launched a service where users can view videos in the HTML5 format, an alternative to Flash in which the web browser itself is used to play the video.
Posted by Liam Wallace