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Flash Player/HTML5

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Corky42, 16 Oct 2015.

  1. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Any plans for implementing HTLM5?

    People seem to be using Flash Player less and less these days and as some forum goers have mentioned preferring HTML5 over the rather insecure Adobe alternative i thought it would be a good idea to ask. :)
     
  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Thought about starting this thread a few times. Adobe doesn't handle 100 embedded youtube videos on a single page very well
     
  3. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Just a little 2016 bump.
    I've often thought starting this thread. If it is a relatively simple plug in it would be nice since Youtube uses html5 almost exclusively these days anyway and that is the only video that can be embedded.

    Flash is becoming increasingly marginalised and unnecessary, along with being an ongoing security concern. A lot of people either understandably choose not to use it or use a device where it is not an option to use it.

    It would certainly make the listening too/videos thread more interesting :):
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  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I'm still 100% behind migrating to html5 for videos.

    Also you can embed vimeo using vimeo tags.
     
  5. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    Thanks for reflagging this guys. I have raised it with the dev team as it's not my area of expertise, but I'll let you know once I have an answer.
     
  6. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 Happy New Ye- MELTDOWN!! Staff Administrator

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    Can confirm that this is already being worked on as part of a planned forum upgrade :)
     
  7. tsutton

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  8. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I've just noticed that this has now been implemented and how the forum is full of HTML5 video player goodness. Hurrah! Thanks guys.
     
  9. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    While HTML5 does work, is it possible to give it priority over Flash? If Flash is installed (like in Google Chrome) the YouTube embeds are still rendered in Flash and not HTML5.
     
  10. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    People are reporting that it the html5 player is not working at all in the videos of awesome thread, even with flash disabled. The videos are replaced with a half a Y asking to view on you-tube or they are being told to install flash.
     
  11. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    I've tried it on Firefox in Ubuntu with no Flash installed and the HTML5 videos do work on that thread. However, Flash does have to be disabled.
     
  12. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Yes I've been using that configuration and it works. Chrome on Ubuntu doesn't work, it gives the Y thing that people are talking about on the video of awesome thread.
     
  13. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    Indeed, that's what appears in Chrome.
     
  14. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Problem is not in Youtube, but in the fact that the forum still uses object embeds, which were deprecated a year ago :
    https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters
    So it should be as easy as replacing <object>tags with :
    Code:
    <iframe type="text/html" width="640" height="390"
      src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID?autoplay=1&origin=http://forums.bit-tech.net"
      frameborder="0"></iframe>
     
  15. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    It's unusual why the object embedding I s still being supported on Firefox on Ubuntu
     

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