HTML5 / Flash battle on Youtube

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  1. Posts : 347
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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       #11

    Yes it's also admin acc. I switched initially but then also logged on with second acc only after a restart. Strange issue really. But the fact I got another laptop and saw same behaviour on that makes me think it could be a youtube issue now. The only real diff between the two laptops is the other one has no extra user accounts, just a single login
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  2. Posts : 347
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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       #12

    Do you or others see similar?
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  3. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #13

    Yes - I see YouTube always load Flash in IE11. I've not tried to force HTML5. I figured that Flash loaded for the adverts, so IE11 uses Flash for the videos too. Vimeo and a few other video websites does not load Flash in IE11.

    I was asking about the second user because I'm going to test that too.
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  4. Posts : 10,485
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       #14

    Are all of the computers using "64bit tabs" (EPM)?

    When you test using your account - use only one IE11 tab.

    Then test using the other account & use only one IE11 tab.

    I'm puzzled by the differences that you see between accounts.

    Let's test with this one link - in one tab.
    No other IE11 tabs open.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56R3hU-fWZY
    (I've not watched it. I just grabbed it from the home page.)
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  5. Posts : 347
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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       #15

    All computer are using the 32 bit version of IE. And all the times I have run anything has always been with the one single tab open. I will test that link you have provided later when I return home and advise on the results.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
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  6. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #16

    For IE10 and above, a 64bit computer will have one 64bit "parent" IE process. That parent IE process will launch either 32bit "children" or 64bit "children" - depending on your settings and the website being visited.
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  7. Posts : 347
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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       #17

    I tried the link and on my user login it plays as flash. On my wife's user login it plays as html5!

    I've never used Vimeo before but out if curiosity I created a login and run some vids in my user login to see what played and this was HTML5. So it's totally specific to youtube. Happens on our other laptop too with IE11 where it plays flash despite the cookie. On this one we have had ie11 for ages and it always used to do it as HTML5 so I guess the youtube quirk is a relatively recent thing

    Did you test in your machine and find flash is prevailing on youtube ?

    Cheers
    Wayne
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  8. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #18

    I could not stop Flash from playing videos on YouTube. I had to disable it to get it to stop loading. This was true for the few computers that I tested and for every account tested.

    Maybe Google is just being a pain to IE users.
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  9. Posts : 347
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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       #19

    Ok thank you so much for taking the time to do that. It makes me happier knowing it's a google side issue rather than my own machine. Maybe they'll sort it out soon

    Cheers
    Wayne
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  10. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #20

    If only we knew why that link played using HTML5 on your wife's user account.

    Maybe Google knows who not to mess with
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