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YouTube testing new form of embedding

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jul 2010 16:29 User comments (4)

YouTube testing new form of embedding YouTube has announced this weekend that they have begun testing a new way of embedding code that would support both HTML5 and Flash.
By using "iframes," the code will either use the Flash plugin or switch to HTML5, depending on what device or browser you are currently using.

If the video has ad overlays, or other features not yet supported by HTML5, it will force Flash, but that is the only time.

Embedded videos should now work on Android and iOS devices, which do not have Flash support yet.

YouTube Mobile already has HTML5 built-in, but now the embedded videos will work on other sites, such as when browsing Afterdawn from your smartphone or tablet.

View a test video here: New Way To Embed YouTube Videos

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4 user comments

125.7.2010 16:47

Not sure if this is related, but on certain videos when you pause it then hold the left key, you can play a game of snake on YouTube.

Weirdly enough it only works for certain videos.

225.7.2010 19:02

I noticed that YouTube Downloader (v. 2.5.6) has stopped working also. Their website states that version 2.6 should fix this problem.

325.7.2010 23:31

"Embedded videos should now work on Android and iOS devices, which do not have Flash support yet."

I might have to remove flash from my android device to see if these videos still work.

427.7.2010 19:25

YouTube Downloader version 2.5.7 is now able to download you tube videos.

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