Porn industry joins Apple in dropping Flash

It looks like Steve Jobs is no longer alone in his crusade to rid the world of Adobe's video player software Flash, as the adult video industry turns towards the open HTML5 standard.

Conceivably Tech has spoken to the founder of web porn giant Digital Playground (DP) who reckons his company will be dropping Flash like a stone as soon as the major browsers all support HTML5.

DP's Ali Joone already has a foothold in the world of HTML5 having moved his mobile streams to the open format in order to circumvent Apple's 'no porn on iTunes' policy. DP has been streaming smut to an iPhone near you for more than two years and it's only a matter of time before the grown-up Internet follows suit.

"HTML5 is the future," he says. “We are waiting for browsers to catch up. As soon as they are ready, we will move everything.”

Joone also reckons that for once the porn industry might not lead the way when it comes to 3D TV. Like most, he thinks the current technology is too expensive and cumbersome. “It looks cool,” he said, “but we watched it on a $5000 TV and were wearing $100 glasses.”

So we can't expect to see people doing the dirty right in front of our faces just yet.

“People just bought HDTVs," said Joone. "Will they buy now a 3D TV? No. 3D will see a slow adoption. We will support it, but we are at least two to three years away from mass adoption.”