Youtube Html

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ddany, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. ddany macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2010

    So now, youtube uses html for videos, not flash. Or at least I can set it.

    So now I do not need ClickToFlash extension? I can just surf youtube and enjoy my html videos?

    Or is it better to download flash and install the extension?
  2. MJWMac1988, Sep 23, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2015

    MJWMac1988 macrumors member


    Aug 25, 2015
    Western Nebraska
    I uninstalled Flash a couple of months ago, and only rely on HTML5, which plays by default. I use this in Firefox all the time. However, I still prefer ClickToFlash in Safari because it is so easy to right click directly on the "video screen" and select "Download Video," if I want to download one. I don't download very often, but it's a really nice feature to have with a single right click and left click when needed. In ClickToFlash, it is also somewhat easier to change video sizes (240p, 360p, 720p, etc.) in the upper-left corner of the "video screen." Uninstalling Flash also disables all (or some?) Flash-based advertisements. Finally, ClickToFlash is the only way my ancient Snow Leopard version of Safari can play YouTube videos anymore. :) That being said, I will continue to use ClickToFlash even in the newest versions of OS X.

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