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Windows 7: Youtube launches HTML5 support.. Goodbye flash!

22 Jan 2010   #1
TGSoldier

 
 
Youtube launches HTML5 support.. Goodbye flash!

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

This uses video tags to display videos and works considerably faster. Of course you'll need a supported browser. Only the latest version of Firefox 3.6.1 will work.

Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client

YouTube on the whole did a minor upgrade, decent options available on some videos.


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22 Jan 2010   #2
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

haven't noticed this yet
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22 Jan 2010   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Excellent news! YouTube is basically the only reason for me to use flash and thus the only reason to keep the 32-bit browser around. For all other purposes my 64-bit Firefox works great. I guess I will no longer read news about Adobe.
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22 Jan 2010   #4
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Excellent! But...do addons for Firefox x86 work on Firefox x64? If so, goodbye Firefox 3.6 x86, hello Firefox 3.6 x64.

I actually didn't know there was a Firefox x64 until I read this.

EDIT: By the way, is this the website where you can download Firefox x64 from: Firefox:Download - Mozilla x86-64?
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22 Jan 2010   #5
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Excellent! But...do addons for Firefox x86 work on Firefox x64? If so, goodbye Firefox 3.6 x86, hello Firefox 3.6 x64.

I actually didn't know there was a Firefox x64 until I read this.

EDIT: By the way, is this the website where you can download Firefox x64 from: Firefoxownload - Mozilla x86-64?
64 bit has been around for sometime, but it's not officially released by Mozilla. That is the website where you get it.

-Bill
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22 Jan 2010   #6
SoLoR

Windows 7 SP1 x64 build 7601.21701
 
 

It works, however not on all videos. Im using IE with GoogleFrame plugin. Also there is no option for fullscreen HTML5 videos.
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22 Jan 2010   #7
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Thanks TG, just watching vids now and noticed a nice difference; so is FF 3.5.7 unsupported? That's what I'm using. Thanks.
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22 Jan 2010   #8
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Klaw117 View Post
Excellent! But...do addons for Firefox x86 work on Firefox x64? If so, goodbye Firefox 3.6 x86, hello Firefox 3.6 x64.

I actually didn't know there was a Firefox x64 until I read this.

EDIT: By the way, is this the website where you can download Firefox x64 from: Firefoxownload - Mozilla x86-64?
64 bit has been around for sometime, but it's not officially released by Mozilla. That is the website where you get it.

-Bill
The installer keeps trying to place the files in the Program Files (x86) folder by default. I can change it to Program Files, but I find it odd that a x64 program tries to install to a x86 folder by default.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
Thanks TG, just watching vids now and noticed a nice difference; so is FF 3.5.7 unsupported? That's what I'm using. Thanks.
In the first post, it said only 3.6.1 is supported, but the YouTube website only says this:
Quote:
Supported Browsers

Right now we support browsers that support both the tag in HTML5 and the h.264 video codec. These include:
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari (version 4+)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame installed (Get Chrome Frame)

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22 Jan 2010   #9
Snow Hound

Windows 7
 
 

I tried it with Minefield and it didn't work. Hopefully they expand their support for more browsers because I am sick and tired of waiting for Adobe to release a flash player for 64bit browsers.
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22 Jan 2010   #10
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The website says that FF doesn't seem to be supported. IE with Chrome Frame is supported, but I don't think IEx64 will work because I tried it and it's not working for me.
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