Bye Bye Flash, Hello HTML5, YouTube Web Videos Player Changes
Today modern browser utilize the usage of HTML5 for standard web coding, thus the giant web video company, YouTube recently announced that they will move from using Flash for their web player into HTML5 video player. This changes will benefit developers to the full extent for applying YouTube’s related application and API use in their future projects.
HTML5 have beed around, why this late changes?
According to the YouTube team, they waited on switching to HTML5 players due to numerous technical issues. For example, HTML5 previously lacked support for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR), which helps reduce buffering. With ABR support, they’re able to use MediaSource Extensions to run smooth live streams on a variety of devices, including the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Chromecast and most popular Web browsers such as Chrome, Safari 8 and IE 11.
One of the biggest outcome from this changes is that HTML5 supports VP9 codec, it can help save bandwidth, load time and file size. which will benefit both developers and users.