YouTube HTML5.. fantastic!

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  1. kolax macrumors G3

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    I've started using YouTube in the HTML5 beta. It really is fantastic. Few quirks here and there and no full screen yet, but the video playback is silky smooth and my CPU usage is between 4-11%!

    I really can't wait until YouTube fully adopts HTML5.

    Can finally watch YouTube videos without my battery decreasing 1% a minute..!

    Hoping it'll be near completion soon.
     
  2. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    About time! At least it works well! Very, very, very well!
     
  3. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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  5. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    can you point me to a video link that for sure has HTML5 capability? I keep getting Flash.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    BETA.
     
  7. Cboss macrumors 6502

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  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    YouTube HTML 5 Beta

    And yes, it works very well. Note: some videos still show in flash. You'll know it's HTML 5 when it says, "HTML 5" with the circle loader when loading instead of just the circle loader by itself.
     
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  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    It works in Safari, not only Firefox. YouTube takes time to adjust your account from their servers to actually serve HTML5 content. I just watched my own video in HTML5, barely put a dent in my CPU usage.
     
  11. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    Are you using FireFox because most videos should work?
     
  12. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I like it. Now if only Hulu would give people this option we could put a stop to the never ending flash on the iPad debate.
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    More like: Firefox doesn't currently support H.264 for the HTML5 <video> tag. Others do. :( Unless Youtube starts encoding in both H.264 and Ogg Theora (unlikely), you'll have to wait for the Firefox team to change their minds.

    I'm loving it, though. So much nicer than Flash.

    p.s. Also not quite sure what this is doing in Peripherals.
     
  14. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  15. Insilin1i macrumors regular

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    I still get a few issues with the HTML5, some videos will just show a black video and loud pops will repeatedly play through the length of the video so I guess that is why it is still in beta.
     
  16. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    awesome. Yet another major website moving away from the abortion that is Flash.

    Though I must admit I'd like firefox to start to support it.
     
  17. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I don't think the Firefox team will change their minds. Surely they'd have to pay royalties for distributing H.264? I think they'd rather try and make the standard open (in this case Ogg Theora).
     
  18. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

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    As far as I'm aware, there's no royalties for free internet broadcasts.. nothing about royalties for a player/browser.

    The royalties apply to actual content in that format (more specifically payware content).
     
  19. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

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    We (the company I work for) paid royalties for the H.264 codec implemented for our telecommunication platform (video calling stuff on 3G). It is my understanding that anyone implementing an H.264 codec for commercial or non-commercial purposes must pay the royalty to the patent holders. There is no royalty for H.264 for a piece of media that has been previously encoded. It is only the encoding and decoding software that must license the codec.
     

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