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YouTube boosts HTML5 support

22 November 2011 1,476 views One Comment

Everybody, even Adobe, knows that Flash is dead. Well, at the very least dying very, very quickly. Thereupon, YouTube has been one of the more enthusiastic proponents of HTML5 and the latest push extends WebM with more resolutions and full-screen.

If you’re thinking that doesn’t havan much to do with Safari, you’re right — Apple hasn’t bought in. But there is stuff in here for users of Apple’s default browser.

Nevertheless, for Chrome or Firefox users YouTube’s the HTML5 trial now offers WebM in 480p and 1080p. There’s also native full-screen support if you use Firefox’s nightly build or Chrome’s dev channel.

Also, features that cover Chrome, Firefox and Safari include the ability (image above) to enable annotations and captions via a contextual menu. You also can copy the embed code and the URL.


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