HTML5 has evolved a lot inn the hast for years, gaining the ability to be the favorite one for all giant Internet browsers existent at the time: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, a beta version of Firefox and Safari 8. Adobe Flash is certainly going to be left behind, because of its lack of evolution skills that can adjust to new needs and trends. For example, the popularity of Adobe Flash is not very enlightening in what smart TVs are concerned. On the other hand, HTML5 has a starring role in the project, managing to eclipse his former friend by all means. Richard Leider, engineering manager at YouTube has observed that several important aspects that tie the website with HTML5. One of them would be the Media Source Extensions, which helps with live streaming. Unquestionably, this is an option what is desired more than the buffering type of videos. ABR (the adaptive bitrate, which had a big lack of support with Flash Player) has now reduced buffering by more than 50 percent globally and also by more than 80 percent in networks that are used very much and by a large number of users. In addition, HTML5 uses the VP9 codec, “which gives you higher quality video resolution with an average bandwidth reduction of 35pc.”
However, one of the most important pros on the list is the fact that the presentation of full screen videos has improved radically. Mr. Leider took time to explain the mechanism to all YouTube users.
“Using the new fullscreen APIs in HTML5, YouTube is able to provide an immersive fullscreen viewing experience (perfect for those 4K videos), all with standard HTML UI.”
Before this feature became available, computer engineers had a constant problem in creating extra codes that were required for a basic feature such as the option of seeing a video in full screen.
Another change has been made by adopting the Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) technology, which allows the users to communicate in real time via voice and video, without any extra plugins required.
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