The Future of Web Video, Part 1
Feb 16, 2010 12:00 PM, By Jan Ozer
HTML5? Someday. Ogg? Probably not.
What does the player look like?
Let's spend a few moments on player appearance and/or features. If you go the bare-bones video tag route, you get a simple player that looks subtly different on each browser, like that shown in Figure 2.
At least initially, YouTube's player doesn't work with videos that have advertising, annotations, or captions, and it doesn't offer Flash fallback, so if you're running Internet Explorer (without Chrome Frame) or Firefox, you'll get an error message when the video tries to play. Otherwise, the players are similar to the current shipping Flash Player, though obviously YouTube needs to get the advertising element working to keep the doors open.
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