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HTML5 vs. Adobe Flash (Which Is Superior For Video Playback)

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So probably a long time debatable subject, but in the end which would most agree is the better runner for video playback. Advantages/disadvantages to either side? I know HTML doesn't have to be used with plugins, and it's better cross platform. But are there any significant advantages to the end user on a desktop setup performance and stability wise? I will point out YouTube playback for me has been running better using the optional HTNL5 video player (forced in Chrome).

Just curious to see some view points on the matter ;)


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err youre wrong in the start

 

html5 playback does require plugin, but those come within browsers

as browser has to have ability for playing certain files (ogg/vp-x264)

in other words any browser that wasn't made fully to support html 5 won't be able to even play those videos

 

to me flash is better, but older version as it seems everything above version 10 was simply bloatware

 

cross-system, yup html5 is better

but compatibility with older machines/browsers - flash is better


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For me, HTML5 on YouTube won't show HD video in Firefox 35.0.1 on XPx64. In this instance, Flash is better.

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its not just you

many videos wont provide HD on "html5 mode"


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