As we know Youtube introduced a video player which uses the HTML5 video tags. If your browser can support this video tag and the YouTube video you want to use doesn’t include captions, annotations and doesn’t show ads, you will be able to watch this video in YouTube’s HTML5 player. Here are some special features of the player that YouTube Video Player Uses.
HTML5 is a new standard that’s gaining popularity very fast in the web world. it has features like video and audio playback which attracting more. actually when we use HTML5 compatible browser then there is no need to download browser plugins etc, HTML5 features are sufficient for that.
Below are the browsers which are compatible with this video player include the following
- Firefox 4 (WebM,)
- Google Chrome
- Opera 10.6+ (WebM)
- Apple Safari (version 4+)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 9
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 with Google Chrome Frame installed
HTML5 is an open platform so there are a lot of people working on it and enhancing it. There are a few other things to note as listed in the YouTube support page for HTML5..
- Till now fullscreen support is not fully implemented. Pressing the fullscreen button will expand the player to fill your browser. If your browser supports a fullscreen option, you can then use that to truly fill the screen.
- The HTML5 player has a badge in the control bar. If you do not see the “HTML5″ icon in the control bar, you’ve been directed to the Flash player.
- The HTML5 player also has a badge to indicate the video is using the WebM format. If you don’t see the “WebM” icon, the video is encoded using h.264.
- If you want to find videos with WebM formats available, you can use the Advanced Search options to look for them (or just add &webm=1 to any search URL).
HTML5 is definitly designed to replace the Flash player/plugin. This player consume a lot of computing resources so migration to a video player which operates under HTML5 will enable a much more efficient and faster process.