YouTube now support limited HTML5 support for videos which enables you to watch YouTube videos without installing plugins like flash player or silverlight. Inorder to view YouTube videos in HTML5 based video player, you must first signup for Test Tube and as a prerequisite you must have Google Chrome, Safari or Chrome frame in IE as web browsers. HTML5 video player may look like a regular flash player but the interesting part is that you will see the same video clip running fine even if you disable / remove flash player from your browser.
When i switched to HTML5 version of YouTube, i was not able to view YouTube videos in HD. Moreover flash based YouTube videos are way more clearer as compared to videos played via HTML5 video player which proves that it is still in BETA! phase and needs alot more improvements.
And here’s a single line of HTML 5 code that was used to embed this video clip on the YouTube page:
<video width="640" height="360" src="file.mp4" autobuffer> <br>You must have an HTML5 capable browser. </video>
Do signup for HTML5 video player on Test Tube and do tell in comments what you think about this new feature.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback