Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Mar 2017 22:42 UTC
Multimedia, AV

About four years ago, we shared our plans for playing premium video in HTML5, replacing Silverlight and eliminating the extra step of installing and updating browser plug-ins.  

Since then, we have launched HTML5 video on Chrome OS, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Edge on all supported operating systems.  And though we do not officially support Linux, Chrome playback has worked on that platform since late 2014.  Starting today, users of Firefox can also enjoy Netflix on Linux. This marks a huge milestone for us and our partners, including Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla that helped make it possible.

It wasn't that long ago we barely dared to imagine HTML5 video taking over from Flash and Silverlight.

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RE: Comment by sj87
by karunko on Thu 23rd Mar 2017 08:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by sj87"
karunko
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"It wasn't that long ago we barely dared to imagine HTML5 video taking over from Flash and Silverlight.

Too bad we had to cripple 'HTML5' to the level of Flash [and Silverlight] to make the cut. The web isn't open anymore nor is it platform-independent.
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Exactly! This solution still relies on "Content Decryption Modules" that are OS, platform and architecture dependent, so I don't see how this is any better than what we've been using so far.

Also note that despite the HTML5 "standard" (whose version by the way? Each vendor supports its own set of features) this wasn't working on Firefox "just because". So yes, call me unimpressed -- and a little bit worried too.


RT.

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