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YouTube API Blog: Flash and the HTML5 <video> tag

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.

It's frustrating to see the web move so slowly(*) sometimes. If google can't make the video tag work, it can't be done.

  • It's sort of wack that I even wrote that.
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