Pop-up YouTube HTML5? May 15, 2012 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Would it be possible to make the pop-up YouTube player have an HTML5 preference?

Under the current Linux implementation of Flash, red and blue are swapped if you are using hardware acceleration. I wish I could get rid of Flash completely.
posted by pashdown to Feature Requests at 8:28 AM (8 comments total)

This is something you need to set on the YouTube side of things. We're using their HTML5 player embed code, so if you're not getting the HTML5 player this is a YouTube issue. I believe they have a setting in your YouTube account that specifies you'd like the HTML5 player, but I'm not positive offhand.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:35 AM on May 15, 2012

If you've opted in to html5 at www.youtube.com/html5 the player should remember that. Not all videos will work there (although more than before and soon should be virtually 100%).

(Can't test right now but I'm pretty sure it uses the iframe embeds which should be remembering html5 preference).
posted by wildcrdj at 8:35 AM on May 15, 2012 [1 favorite]

Yeah, look like this is the blog post about the "new" embed that supports HTML5.
posted by smackfu at 8:36 AM on May 15, 2012

Yep, that's what we're using smackfu.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:37 AM on May 15, 2012

I think it's so cool that we have our own attendant YouTube tech in the house. If you're ever at the new BH office, wildcrdj, swing by the library and I'll buy you some fudge.
posted by carsonb at 10:44 AM on May 15, 2012

I was about to call carsonb a fanboi but now I just want fudge.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:34 AM on May 15, 2012

pashdown, thanks for explaining why YouTube's half-broken for me at the moment on Linux. html5's working for me on the previews here.
posted by ambrosen at 1:36 PM on May 15, 2012

I'm seeing HTML5 views from the metafilter embed player at the same % as overall HTML5 plays, and personal testing seems to verify that this works as well. Note that the opt-in is a cookie and thus per-browser not per-account (on my personal machines I tend to have it on HTML5 on Linux and Flash on Windows)

Main thing if you want to force it is to do the opt-in. For monetized videos it's subject to some ad restrictions (although some ad types do work on HTML5 now, so the # of videos that will revert to Flash is shrinking, and we're working on getting that to 100% coverage).

[and thanks carson :) ]
posted by wildcrdj at 4:03 PM on May 16, 2012

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