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http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/27/youtube-ditches-flash-for-html5-video-by-default/

 

 

 

YouTube today announced it has finally stopped using Adobe Flash by default. The site now uses its HTML5 video player by default in Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s IE11, Apple’s Safari 8, and in beta versions of Mozilla’s Firefox browser.

 

More info on HTML5 player

 

https://www.youtube.com/html5

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done :-)

 

I've even had luck again that I do not use beta version of firefox ;-)

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About time - I've been calling for Flash's death for years, YouTube and Facebook were/are the last major holdouts on moving to HTML5 as at least an option

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Agreed.The faster we get rid of Flash the better.

 

I remember trying Flash on an old Pentium 4 computer and it ran like garbage. HTML5 played videos quite well in comparison.

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And now we'll see that hackers will be focussing on exploiting weak spots in HTML 5. Right ?

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And now we'll see that hackers will be focussing on exploiting weak spots in HTML 5. Right ?

Hackers would have no problem exploiting HTML5 - BUT  ONLY  IF  HTML5  WAS  AN  ADOBE  PRODUCT, :P

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And now we'll see that hackers will be focussing on exploiting weak spots in HTML 5. Right ?

This is much more correct than Alan's follow-up joke. Hackers (especially now-a-days) focus on the biggest target, thus if HTML5 grows larger than flash it will be the target.

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This is much more correct than Alan's follow-up joke. Hackers (especially now-a-days) focus on the biggest target, thus if HTML5 grows larger than flash it will be the target.

Right. In other words, users of Internet Explorer & Firefox now can expect to see (a lot of) more updates for those browsers.

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And now we'll see that hackers will be focussing on exploiting weak spots in HTML 5. Right ?

 

It would be rather interesting if Flash continued development yet also became such an after thought that it became less exploited than HTML 5.

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Right. In other words, users of Internet Explorer & Firefox now can expect to see (a lot of) more updates for those browsers.

Fortunately most people actually update their browsers (chrome and IE both do it in the background, Firefox will ask you to do it, etc) unlike Flash. So a lot of these issues can be addressed very quickly!

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