YouTube Discusses About Flash and HTML5

YouTube Discusses About Flash and HTML5

Think HTML5 is a shoo-in for replacing Flash? Think again. In a recent blog post on the YouTube API Blog, YouTube explains to developers the pros and cons of Flash and HTML5. It's quite a lengthy read, but the message to take away is that there are certain key features of Flash that HTML5 still lacks.

YouTube API Blog - There's been a lot of discussion lately about whether or not the HTML5 <video> tag is going to replace Flash Player for video distribution on the web. We’ve been excited about the HTML5 effort and <video> tag for quite a while now, and most YouTube videos can now be played via our HTML5 player. This work has shown us that, while the <video> tag is a big step forward for open standards, the Adobe Flash Platform will continue to play a critical role in video distribution.

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