Flash alternatives for Youtube - HTML5 extensions

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by elvineet, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. elvineet macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2006
  2. Shadnic macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2010
    I've been wondering why no one had brought this up.

    I dont have my MBA yet (or any mac for that matter), but what bugs me is that I've read that html5 is much less efficient in chrome than it is on safari, yet I prefer to use chrome over safari. Also- If I opt in for html5 youtube beta, then it's account-wide, and therefore on my new air AND my PC I'll have that preference, even though flash is more efficient on pc's :/
  3. elvineet thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Yeah I opted in for that but found it doesn't seem to work reliably. For some videos, it demanded I use Flash for whatever reason.
  4. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Similar results as well.
  5. mpreiser27 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2010
    This is working well for me...


    automatically converts flash to html5... you don't have to opt in.
    note: you won't see the "HTML5" badge on the bottom of the video, just check your processor usage and you'll know it's definitely not flash...

    I also use:

    download youtube videos... check next to Embed and you'll see it

    enables youtube to play html5 in true fullscreen
    Edit: just realized you don't really need this if you use youtube5.

    enjoy everyone!
  6. elwood58 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2010
    It is a beta, so expect it to be a work in progress.
  7. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Most studio videos require content to be delivered via RTMPE, which is (and will probably remain) Flash only.

    YouTube's ad framework also doesn't work with a lot of videos.

    This will likely get worse, not better.


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