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Vimeo adds Flash/HTML5 player

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Aug 2010 12:57

Vimeo adds Flash/HTML5 player The popular video host Vimeo has introduced a new version of its video player today, one that detects the hardware being used by the end user and then outputs either an Adobe Flash or an HTML5 video player.
Additionally, the video stream output is based on how fast your connection is.

The feature was mainly implemented to add full compatibility to smartphones and other mobile devices, many of which still cannot play Flash.

Popular devices like the iPhone will never have Flash support, and a good number of Android devices still lack the 2.2 software update, which brings native Flash support.

Embed code is the same, and the new player's interface is the same as the previous player.

Larger rival YouTube has been testing the same type of player, and plans to make it the default soon.

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