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okrelayer
Nov 5, 2010, 01:32 PM
Since the new MacBook air comes with flash not preinstalled, what happens when you come across a youtube video for an example. Does it convert it self to play the HTML5 version like iPad does, or does it show the missing plug in?



EthanNixon
Nov 5, 2010, 01:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/html5

re2st
Nov 5, 2010, 01:50 PM
Since the new MacBook air comes with flash not preinstalled, what happens when you come across a youtube video for an example. Does it convert it self to play the HTML5 version like iPad does, or does it show the missing plug in?

Show missing plug-in.

Scott6666
Nov 5, 2010, 01:53 PM
It detonates. Stand back.

EthanNixon
Nov 5, 2010, 01:56 PM
Show missing plug-in.

Opt in for the HTML5 beta.

taeclee99
Nov 5, 2010, 01:58 PM
Get this Safari 5 Extension which replaces all youtube videos with their HTML5 equivalents:

http://www.verticalforest.com/2010/06/09/youtube5-html5-converter-for-youtube-videos/

re2st
Nov 5, 2010, 02:04 PM
Opt in for the HTML5 beta.

It's still beta. It doesn't do fullscreen.

EthanNixon
Nov 5, 2010, 02:07 PM
It's still beta. It doesn't do fullscreen.

Yea, it does.

Fullscreen support is partially 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

re2st
Nov 5, 2010, 02:10 PM
Yea, it does.

Fullscreen support is partially 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

I'm aware of that. None of the browsers do fullscreen, so in the end it wouldn't be fullscreen. Unless there is an extension for this, but that's yet another plug in to install.

EthanNixon
Nov 5, 2010, 02:11 PM
I'm aware of that. None of the browsers do fullscreen, so in the end it wouldn't be fullscreen. Unless there is an extension for this, but that's yet another plug in to install.

Some browsers support full screen. You may just not be using them. ;P

re2st
Nov 5, 2010, 02:14 PM
Some browsers support full screen. You may just not be using them. ;P

Right.. Chrome does. But Chrome comes with Flash pre-installed.. :p

EthanNixon
Nov 5, 2010, 02:15 PM
Right.. Chrome does. But Chrome comes with Flash pre-installed.. :p

Touche.

pfjellman
Nov 5, 2010, 02:23 PM
i use the youtube5 safari extension (http://www.verticalforest.com/2010/06/09/youtube5-html5-converter-for-youtube-videos/)

it's great. plays full screen, and allows me to set a default viewing setting for the videos, finally! now i don't have to select 720p every time i watch a video.

also, the controller is draggable (just like in quicktime) in full screen, so you can move it anywhere and that is a great feature. the fans also don't whir up when i watch youtube videos anymore and battery life has improved dramatically when watching youtube videos. highly recommended.

snorkelman
Nov 5, 2010, 04:18 PM
i use the youtube5 safari extension (http://www.verticalforest.com/2010/06/09/youtube5-html5-converter-for-youtube-videos/)

...

the fans also don't whir up when i watch youtube videos anymore and battery life has improved dramatically when watching youtube videos. highly recommended.

+1 to both the posters who recommended this

around two thirds the CPU load of youtubes HTML5 beta and full screen support.

Where it really shines is in support for Vimeo, which even at 720p is normally a stuttery CPU hog. Install this and voila around 33 p/cnt CPU usage

Bluemeanie1976
Nov 5, 2010, 04:32 PM
It would be nice if you could get this on ipad, etc.