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29Jun
2010
YouTube On Flash And HTML5 Video Tag

YouTube weighs in on Flash and the HTML5

While HTML5's video support enables us to bring most of the content and features of YouTube to computers and other devices that don't support Flash Player, it does not yet meet all of our needs. Today, Adobe Flash provides the best platform for YouTube's video distribution requirements, which is why our primary video player is built with it.

Comments (2)



  • Scott

    Poor Steve. He just can't catch a break. And he convinced so many fanboys that HTML5 was the word of God, it may as well be called iHTML. Too bad reinventing the wheel requires you to create a better one first.

    Hopefully this puts it to bed finally.
    Back to work.

    #1Posted by Scott | Jun 29, 2010, 09:47 PM
  • Arunava

    Its great to see YouTube recognize the benefits of using Flash over other technologies. Its not that HTML5 is bad, but the simple fact is Flash is better...

    #2Posted by Arunava | Jul 6, 2010, 10:06 AM