YouTube Punts Adobe Flash in Favor of HTML5

Maximum PC: Thanks to the continued advancements into HTML5, YouTube has decided to kick Adobe Flash to the curb and default to the open standard instead for playing videos. YouTube would have made the move earlier, but said there were limitations that prevented HTML5 from becoming its preferred platform -- most notable was the lack of support for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) that allows the streaming site to show more videos with less buffering.

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Speed-Racer2186d ago

Yes. I didn't realize how good HTML5 was until recently. Couldn't believe I used to suffer using Flash. Surprisingly it also cured that stuttered loading issue.

SilentNegotiator2185d ago

I love being able to load the entire video before watching I could years ago, before Youtube decided to ruin that to save a few pennies on bandwidth.