Not surprisingly, after a few years of prolonging the inevitable, YouTube finally decides that Adobe Flash is no more the first choice for the video publishing giant and officially announced its default support for the more modern HTML5.
HTML5 with its more efficient buffering and lighter coding in general and most importantly, native implementation in most modern web browser on desktop or mobile devices (do you hear that FireFox?), has long been seen as the logical successor to Adobe Flash.
“Four years ago, there were limitations in how HTML5 performed compared to Flash that held it back from becoming our preferred platform for video delivery. But now, The benefits of HTML5 extend beyond web browsers, and it’s now also used in smart TVs and other streaming devices.” Richard Leider, Engineering Manager.
It seems that this is the right move from Google which clears the air for other video publishing businesses in choosing the right format for their video platform.
What does this mean for Brid.tv which has natively supported HTML5 from the start with Flash fallback? Well for us, this news only confirms that we’re on right path with our player and our business model and we’re likely to continue to improve it with the help of our subscribers, of course.