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News YouTube gets (unofficial) HTML 5 support

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Nov 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. mi1ez

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    Good idea, but no use to me.
     
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Will it be possible for me to watch Youtube from work if I have the video link with this?

    Not that I slack off at work or anything...
     
  4. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    I tried it but not working in ff3.5
     
  5. reflux

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    Not working here in Opera 10.01.
     
  6. UncertainGod

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    It's dead already.
     
  7. Evildead666

    Evildead666 New Member

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    If its MP4 it can be hardware accelerated and maybe even upscaled by the GPU ?
    That would be sweet. no more blockies....
     
  8. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    nice idea, no use yet
     
  9. Shagbag

    Shagbag All glory to the Hypnotoad!

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    Too bloody right. I am sick to death of proprietary video and audio codecs. The whole situation is a bloody mess and the sooner companies are forced into open codecs, the better it is for us consumers.

    NeoSmart can go ahead with their silly font-end but it's not what should be happening. Video and audio codecs should be free so that anyone can get their content on the web without having to pay someone for the privilege. I really hope Google's acquisition of On2 goes in this direction. Google has the power to liberate the web from selfish proprietary interests.

    I also don't want the security of my web browser to be compromised by a binary blob whose security patching is subject to the whim of a closed source company that doesn't see it as 'profitable' to patch ASAP.
     
  10. scawp

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    "You must have an HTML5 capable browser."
    Opera 10.01 :-S
     
  11. yuusou

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    The link is dead already.

    Edit: Actually the whole neosmart website is down.
     
  12. ffjason

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    Not working on FF3.6 either. Shame.

    Edit: Site isn't down - don't know what you're on about.
     
  13. flibblesan

    flibblesan Destroyer

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    You sound like a Linux user...:thumb:
     
  14. thehippoz

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    alot of the stuff doesn't seem to work yet.. couldn't get it to go full screen or stream

    least with firefox.. lemme look at the code some more- aye nm just wait till they fix it

    screen.. looks like it will be just like using flash

    [​IMG]
     
  15. livesabitch

    livesabitch life is what you make it!

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    i think im going to have to try this on chrome! lets see!!!!!
     
  16. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I just download most stuff from YT anyway. HD MP4 Cheesecake!
     
  17. SomeoneNotQuite

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    So HD Youtube on ION? Sounds very promissing for those of us who are desperate for it and can't wait for Adobe to get its act together on the GPU front
     
  18. Saivert

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    @fibblesan: I'm not a Linux user but I have to agree with Shagbag. Open video codecs and standards are for the best and I would like Mozilla to keep supporting only open and free video standards and never ever implement support for MPEG4 systems codecs.
    Firefox is used by a lot of people so they might have some power to change how web sites are implemented.

    Google plays both hands here by both supporting open codecs and going for MPEG4 because they have already bought into it heavily with all content on YouTube being encoded in MPEG4 (H.264 + AAC). They have the power to improve on the open and free video codecs if they still think MPEG4 is the best codec family.
     
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