YouTube Does HTML5

By  |  Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

YouTube, the Web’s biggest video destination, has started supporting the Web’s newest way to watch video: HTML5, the nascent standard that includes video features that eliminate the need for Flash or other plug-ins. It’s so nascent that YouTube’s experimental implementation only works in Chrome and Safari, but if you use either of those browsers and are intrigued by the idea of Flash-free video, check it out.



6 Comments For This Post

  1. Kevin Says:

    Too bad it doesn’t render properly in Firefox.

  2. Alex Davidson Says:

    I just signed up for the HTML5 beta test on YouTube and there didn’t seem to be any big difference. I’m not sure if the switch has gone into effect yet. It said I successfully was partaking in the beta, but when I looked at the source code on the pages it still said it was using HTML 4.01 – so maybe it takes a little while to go into effect.

  3. IcyFog Says:

    Anything that rids the world and the Internet of Flash is a good thing.

  4. Karen Hayes Says:

    Youtube is my favortie site to visit aside from facebook. most of the time i watched movie trailers and music videos on it.

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  6. Heidi Maldonad Says:

    For sure, many YouTube users will be happy about this. Watching videos on YouTube is now made easier.

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