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engine

12:23 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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YouTube Experiments With HTML5 Supported Videos [youtube-global.blogspot.com]
Today, we're introducing an experimental version of an HTML5-supported player.

HTML5 is a new web standard that is gaining popularity rapidly and adds many new features to your web experience. Most notably for YouTube users, HTML5 includes support for video and audio playback. This means that users with an HTML5 compatible browser, and support for the proper audio and video codecs can watch a video without needing to download a browser plugin.

Our support for HTML5 is an early experiment, and there are some limitations. HTML5 on YouTube doesn't support videos with ads, captions, or annotations and it requires a browser that supports both the video tag and h.264 encoded video (currently that means Chrome, Safari, and ChromeFrame on Internet Explorer). We will be expanding the capabilities of the player in the future,

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J_RaD

3:41 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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HTML 5 will make it so easy for people to put video on their sites they won't use video hosting services like youtube to embed anymore.

chicagohh

3:50 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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HTML 5 will make it so easy for people to put video on their sites they won't use video hosting services like youtube to embed anymore.

Bandwidth and exposure are two reasons I would continue to use Youtube.

J_RaD

4:32 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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convert to mp4 and watch your file size fall, html 5 also supports ogg.

not to mention there are many many other things you can do to bring your video file size under contorl.

swa66

7:58 pm on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)

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convert to mp4 and watch your file size fall, html 5 also supports ogg

Likely we'll wait till hell freezes over, pigs fly and whatnot before IE gets all of that. Knowing Microsoft's past track record, we'll wait a decade at the very least before they even start to support it. But they'll implement silverlight and whatnot that's not part of the standard instead.

kapow

7:37 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I think mp4 is effective on many smart phones - which are growing dramatically in popularity

kapow

7:38 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Could this be a Google stunt to promote Chrome and oust IE?

StoutFiles

7:44 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Bandwidth and exposure are two reasons I would continue to use Youtube.

For long standing articles though YouTube is unreliable. I've seen many sites where the YouTube video they reference has been removed or is otherwise broken. People should have a backup copy of the video they embed in case the YouTube version bombs out.

Demaestro

10:55 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If only we didn't have to wait 5 years for IE to adopt this standard.

If they had already like FF we may already be seeing sites like Youtube using it already.

It has been a long time coming.. I really can't wait

J_RaD

11:00 pm on Jan 22, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I think mp4 is effective on many smart phones - which are growing dramatically in popularity

you won't be able to tell its an mP4 it will just play like any other embeded web video.

Amps

12:05 pm on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Small, possibly obvious question, if microsoft dont make any money from IE, why do they continue to develop it?

UserFriendly

3:07 am on Jan 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Control! Muahahahaha!

Seriously, they can't bear the idea of people using software they don't own. So they keep Internet Explorer's limp, ragged body circling the drain, never sure how much to commit to it. They only got involved when they realised Netscape Navigator was a big deal, made no effort to observe or contribute to standards, dumped a load of incompatible garbage into the mix, and I've been cursing them ever since.

UserFriendly

3:11 am on Jan 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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By the way, talking about outdated, incompatible junk, has anyone taken a look at the markup of webmasterworld.com lately?

It's still using HTML 4.01 Transitional, with tables for layout, and the CENTER tag. The CENTER tag! Takes me back to 1999, that does. Anyone working on updating WW's page-building scripts to something more accessible?

J_RaD

4:00 am on Jan 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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seems to work for all of us doesn't it?

Amps

9:02 am on Jan 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Seriously, they can't bear the idea of people using software they don't own. So they keep Internet Explorer's limp, ragged body circling the drain, never sure how much to commit to it. They only got involved when they realised Netscape Navigator was a big deal, made no effort to observe or contribute to standards, dumped a load of incompatible garbage into the mix, and I've been cursing them ever since.

I feel an open letter to Bill Gates in the Times coming on.

He costs people time and money, lots of money!

agmay

7:32 am on Feb 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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WOW, HTML 5! What a concept. I'll go write about on my site right away :)

UserFriendly

2:19 pm on Feb 1, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Hey, us geeky webmasters are looking forward to HTML 5. All those new semantic elements to lovingly wrap around our text, and then try to work out if and how to style them. More fun than watching TV lately.
 

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