Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 15:24 UTC, submitted by Ajeet
Multimedia, AV On my mark... Get set... Start not caring! Adobe has announced it plans to discontinue the stand-alone Flash Player for Linux, instead focussing all its effort on the version available through the Pepper API - which, besides Chrome, no one else is going to support.
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sonnyrao
Member since:
2011-07-18



I think I heard something about YouTube starting some HTML5 video testing a while back--how has that been going? Is it anywhere near stable yet? I'm just getting sick of being stuck with Flash for Web video on my primary computing platform--the desktop--when so many sites seem to at least providing the option for mobile platforms like Android.


http://www.youtube.com/html5

you can opt-in and try it out yourself

it started out not very good, but it's gotten better over time. see also: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/11/youtubes-html5-player-gets...

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Cool, thanks for the link. I'll see how it is.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"I think I heard something about YouTube starting some HTML5 video testing a while back--how has that been going? Is it anywhere near stable yet? I'm just getting sick of being stuck with Flash for Web video on my primary computing platform--the desktop--when so many sites seem to at least providing the option for mobile platforms like Android.


http://www.youtube.com/html5

you can opt-in and try it out yourself

it started out not very good, but it's gotten better over time. see also: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/11/youtubes-html5-player-gets...
"

I have the HTML5 trial on (for Firefox) all the time. Unless you check by right-clicking on a playing video, it is difficult to tell if it is a HTML5/WebM video or a Flash/h264 video. They perform the same. If you have joined the HTML5 trial, then the majority of YouTube videos, especially newer ones, are delivered in HTML5/WebM.

UZ64:
Cool, thanks for the link. I'll see how it is.


The article linked says: "I've also noticed that sometimes embedded videos use the HTML5 player even if you've already installed Flash and you haven't enabled the HTML5 trial."

Apparently, some YouTube videos are delivered now via HTML5/WebM even if you have Flash installed and you have not joined the HTML5 trial. If you are a YouTube user with Chrome, Firefox or Opera, you have probably already viewed a number of videos delivered via HTML5/WebM without realising it.

Edited 2012-02-23 11:02 UTC

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


http://www.youtube.com/html5

you can opt-in and try it out yourself


You don't need to opt-in anymore. It's enabled by default.

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