Video uploaded to Ning networks cannot be displayed on iOS devices, which makes it a better option for some to simply only allow YouTube embeds (which in iFrame version does support iOS).
Now Adobe has just announced that it will begin broadcasting an HTML video version from it's Flash servers.
I have no idea what this means to us, if anything at all. Calling all NCs - who has a clue?
From the article:
Adobe concedes HTML5 video support for iOS in Flash Media Server
By Daniel Eran Dilger
Published: 05:30 PM EST (02:30 PM PST)
After a heated public battle with Apple over Flash support in iOS devices, Adobe has conceded, announcing support for serving Apple's devices with standard HTML5 video from its Flash Media Server product.
A press release
from Adobe announced a "new version of Adobe Flash® Media Server that can now deliver Flash technology to Apple iPhone and iPad devices," causing some confusion among users who know that Apple's devices do not support Flash at all.
In reality, Adobe will simply be adding the ability for its Flash-branded server product to serve standards-based HTML5 video in addition to Flash video.
Adobe later noted that, "with Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5, media publishers now have a single, simple workflow for delivering content using the same stream to Flash-enabled devices or to the Apple iPhone and iPad."
The move to add non-Flash output to its existing Flash development workflow was the solution Steve Jobs recommended Adobe take in April of 2010 when he penned
"Thoughts on Flash," which ended the with the comment, "perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind."