Thursday, July 1, 2010

Compared with HTML5, Adobe Flash is still the best platform for YouTube

John Harding, the Software Engineer of YouTube explained in the YouTube developer blog on Tuesday this week, that HTML5 does not yet meet all of YouTube's needs, and Adobe Flash provides the best platform for YouTube's video distribution requirements, so Adobe Flash is still the best platform for YouTube.

According to what John Harding said, HTML5 handles the basics of video, it lacks many of the extra features that sites like YouTube, Vimeo and Hulu currently offer through Flash-based video players.

He lists a number of things Adobe Flash can handle that HTML5 video tag cannot, including "fine control over buffering and dynamic quality control", content protection, live streaming, the ability to allow users to jump to specific points in a video, "Standard Video Format", "Robust video streaming", advertisement, "Encapsulation + Embedding", "Full-screen Video" and so on. Owing to these things, HTML5 cannot be widely used on YouTube yet.

But he also said that HTML5 is developing very fast , and will eventually become an outstanding web standard.

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