YouTube is the de facto video streaming site online. It’s huge compared to competitors such as Vimeo.
YouTube has been offering the streaming service on top of Adobe Flash all these days though HTML5 player was offered as an alternative option, which users have to enable. Flash has proven to be buggy and it failed to cope up with the modern technologies. That’s why Steve Jobs first made the call to eliminate flash from iPhones and iPad. Though initially Adobe was adamant on continuing the Flash, now they are taking side with HTML5 too.
Now the biggest news is that, YouTube has defaulted their player to HTML5 instead of Flash. It is indeed a biggest boost for HTML5 and yet another nail on Flash’s coffin.
Over the last four years, we’ve worked with browser vendors and the broader community to close those gaps, and now, YouTube uses HTML5
One of the main reasons for this paradigm shift is due to the fact that it has matured enough. Google itself clearly mentioned it.
The benefits of HTML5 extend beyond web browsers, and it’s now also used in smart TVs and other streaming devices.
It’s a good move for developers and users to move towards open standards such as HTML5 as it’d bring seamless user experience across multiple platforms and devices.
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