YouTube supports HTML 5 to rid Flash

22nd January 2010

YouTube has just launched an opt-in beta to support a HTML 5 instead of the flash player that we’re used to. If you’re like me you try to avoid using Flash where-ever possible, and HTML 5’s video support is a step closer to a Flash-free web.

The beta currently supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Safari (4+)
  • Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame installed

If you’re using one of these browsers, jump on to the YouTube HTML 5 beta page to opt-in and start trying out the Flash-free video player.

http://www.youtube.com/html5

Categories: HTML, News

Tags: HTML 5, YouTube


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Comments

  1. Virtual Labz says:

    By default, the flash is good. But never mind switching to newer technologies.

  2. Sphamandla says:

    Flash is generally expectable on YouTube even thought it may lack at times but I’ve switched to html5 now

  3. AJ Clarke says:

    That’s awesome. HTML5 FTW. This is the first time I see the link actually, im going to opt in for sure!

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