YouTube Experiments With HTML5….. Steve Jobs Smiles

You have to find it ironic that after YouTube comes out with a statement that says that HTML5 can’t do everything that YouTube needs, but then I trip over this page that talks about experimental support for HTML5:

This is an opt-in experiment for HTML5 support on YouTube. If you are using a supported browser, you can choose to use the HTML5 player instead of the Flash player for most videos. Your comments will help us improve and perfect the mixtures we’re working on. So jump in, play around, and send your feedback directly to the brains behind the scenes.

To be fair it’s been around since the start of the year, so I have to assume that this is some sort defensive move to make sure that if HTML5 wins, they can be right there with support for that.

I wonder how Adobe feels about this seeing as YouTube is a huge Flash user? I don’t have to guess how Steve Jobs feels about this.

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