On YouTube, HTML5, and Flash

Everyone applauding the default to HTML5 from Flash Player on YouTube should recall that without Flash, YouTube would not exist. Or HTML5. — Joseph Labrecque (@JosephLabrecque) January 28, 2015 Many stories are running about this over the past few days and they all give the impression that Flash Player is no longer used when delivering video with YouTube. We have to be clear on a few different points here: HTML5 video playback has already been the default with Chrome for a long, long time now. It has taken YouTube around 4-5 years to get the HTML5 playback to a state

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YouTube AS3 Example Using Flash Professional

Based on comments received in my previous article I’ve decided to also produce an example using Flash Professional CS4. The approach is different in some ways, but very similar in others. View the Example: Flash Player 11.2 or greater is required! References: The ActionScript 3 YouTube Chromeless Player is Now Live YouTube ActionScript 3.0 Player API Reference Download the Example: YouTubeAS3_CS4.zip View Code for Flash Professional: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

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Google FINALLY Releases AS3 Player for YouTube

Absolutely wonderful that Google has finally released an AS3 version of their chromeless player for use in Flex/AS3 projects. No more weird proxy hacks!!! I’ve thrown together a quick example and have posted the code below. Really simple stuff to set up and use. Google seems to be more and more friendly to the Flash world lately. There are at least two major projects I’m going to implement this in as soon as I get the time to do so. Very nice- I’m quite pleased! View the Example: Flash Player 11.2 or greater is required! References: The ActionScript 3 YouTube

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