Do you remember HTML 5? YouTube has become one of the first companies to adopt HTML 5. Recently, it has showed a sample demo of HTML5-based video player. Since then many casual viewer as well as webmasters and HTML experts has flocked around TestTube (YouTube’s idea incubator) to sample HTML5.
What do you need to see it?
You need an HTML5 supporting web browser: Opera, Chrome, or Chrome frame in Internet Explorer to sample YouTube HTML5 Video Player.
Once HTML5 becomes the standard, the video can be viewed without any Plug-ins (Adobe Flash), and it will remove our dependency on proprietary plug-ins like Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight. HTML5 uses a simple code to render the video.
As written on the YouTube’s official blog, YouTube is launching it as an experiment with some limitation.
“Our support for HTML5 is an early experiment, and there are some limitations. HTML5 on YouTube doesn’t support videos with ads, captions, or annotations and it requires a browser that supports both the video tag and h.264 encoded video (currently that means Chrome, Safari, and ChromeFrame on Internet Explorer).”
HTML5 is going to change the way we access net and design pages. If you want to be part of this change then you can start with participating in YouTube experiment.