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cookiecaper 788 days ago | link | parent

People won't serve you HTML 5 video unless you impersonate a mobile device. It's still a problem if you don't want to change your user-agent every time you visit a website and just cross your fingers that they think you're mobile and therefore serve up HTML 5 (and as others have pointed out, often in a format that non-Chrome won't play anyway).


jrockway 788 days ago | link

youtube.com/html5

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cookiecaper 788 days ago | link

Right, YT is one among a handful of exceptions that serve HTML 5 to a desktop browser. That doesn't really change the general argument -- almost all sites are not going to give HTML 5 video as an option to desktop clients.

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jrockway 788 days ago | link

I didn't realize anybody used other sites for video :)

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lazugod 787 days ago | link

They somewhat appear to want to: http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/02/21/apple-google-col...

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jrockway 787 days ago | link

I don't think this is "Fuck Google" so much as it is "Fuck people uploading stuff through this interface."

If I write some software that costs $999 and only works on HP/UX, it's not "Fuck Microsoft" or "Fuck Apple". It's "Fuck me."

I think they call it cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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