YouTube Flash largely swapped for html5 video




YouTube gets largely over to HTML5 video. Only in old browsers, as well as the latest stable version of Firefox, the Flash Player is still used; Users of other browsers are presented with the new HTML5 player.

Youtube (smaller logo) This applies to users of recent versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, 8 and Safari beta versions of Firefox, says YouTube. Since the spring of 2014 used the YouTube HTML5 players already in recent versions of Google Chrome. In 2010, considered YouTube owner Google html5 video not yet mature enough to replace Flash, but in recent years to support html5 video has improved significantly.

As a flexible bit rate was possible, giving users less often to a buffer screen bothering: videos then start playing in lower quality. It was also possible to encode videos for digital rights management, something that Firefox incidentally reluctantly implemented . YouTube is not the only video streaming service that switching to HTML5 video: Netflix previously did that already partly. According to the YouTube HTML5 video player offers a number of improvements, such as VP9 video codec, which would provide as much as 35 percent less data usage compared to the Flash player.

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