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YouTube HTML5 player gets improvements

 

YouTube HTML5YouTube’s HTML5 player has been around for quite some time now, but it’s still in its trial mode, with the player missing a number of features that are only present in the Flash player. Well it looks like the gap between the two players is starting to close right now. Reports online indicate that the HTML5 YouTube player now supports 1080p playback, native fullscreen playback, closed captioning, annotations and a new menu that makes it easier to embed and share videos.

While Google is improving its HTML5 player, it’s worth nothing that they haven’t abandoned Flash yet. The Flash YouTube player now supports buffer-free playback, and seamless transition between quality settings. However these features aren’t available to all videos just yet. How many of you use YouTube’s HTML5 player instead of the regular Flash one?

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YouTube HTML5 player gets improvements
George Wong
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:54:55 GMT

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  1. cool demonstration! eventhough HTML5 audio player might not pack all of the features it works well.. it let’s iOS folk hear the mp3, tho the player will launch in a new webpage; and to return to your original page, youtube html5 player

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  2. Great work came at a perfect time for me, html5 music playerwould be really cool if we could at least get an option to enable the HTML5 mode player in the next Subsonic release. Not only would it bypass the need for flash, but it also has some extra features (wav playback, etc).It seems the biggest issue would be with flv video, but by transcoding to mp4 instead of flv, that could be solved. Even without the video fix, making it optional would allow those of us the mainly use Subsonic for music to benefit from the new player.

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