> If you follow the ’ instructions on how to install google chrome’
> You can enjoy flashless video playback after visiting
> ‘youtube.com/html5’ (http://www.youtube.com/html5). Just click the
> link at the bottom and find yourself a video!
> Not all videos can be played as HTML5 yet but they will fall back on
> flash if they can’t. Firefox can’t play it because youtube is using
> h264 which seems to be incompatible with the license Firefox is
> released under. Chromium for some reason doesn’t support it either,
> so you really need to install Google Chrome.
> Here is a video that will play using the <video> tag in Google
> -(If you can’t handle drawn cleavage, don’t click it)-
> ‘YouTube - Colorful funniest’
> I’d say this is the beginning of the end of flash! (and I for one
> wont miss it)
> - If you’re looking for a place to test your Firefox’s <video>
> support, try ‘openvideo.dailymotion.com’
> (http://openvideo.dailymotion.com/). On a sidenote, as another
> confirmation <video> is making its way ’ Vimeo is joining in on the
> html5 fun’ (http://www.vimeo.com/blog:268).-
Worked fine in my google chrome. Even sound worked on first click.
Well you’re not forced to watch that particular vid, quite a few videos have been converted already and I would assume the % will only go up if google/youtube (same thing) is serious about this.
You may have better luck with videos that aren’t very popular though… browsing through my favs I noticed flash is used for videos that are doing well (30.000+ views) mostly. The not so popular ones (<30.000) often do use the <video> tag.
Just installed 64-bit google chrome, 64-bit flash works and everything, but this HTML5 is just completely amazing. A lot of the music I listen to has videos that html5 will work with. Looking at my system monitor my cpu only goes up to about 20% now instead of the 50-70% with flash. Currently listening to a song and it’s at 14%.
Edit: I got a little too excited. I just restarted my computer and after having a clean startup there’s actually no difference in the cpu usage between flash and html5. At least on the quad core. Will test further on the laptop when I have time.