So i went on YouTube today and trying to play Silence Groove - Play Out (The Cock) a very nice drum and bass tune.
But i was welcomed by upsetting message
"Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.
Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video."I used few words,which were not a compliments.
What happen ? Google turn on a htm5 player version for my account,which doesn't work with Opera at the moment
Login to your YouTube account
Go to http://www.youtube.com/html5
On bottom of page press "Leave the HTML5 Trial" and press refresh on tab,where you had your youtube video.
I am not sure about video and video streaming .
For standards changes should be a revolution (html 4 -> html 5). For some technologies like video stream, changes should be a constant evolution and I believe that is better. I am aware that many formats for video has a some serious drawbacks like security,implementation decision (support one/many/all formats), patent abuse and few more,but i think battle between few companies cause quicker evolution of video format.
It is too broad topic and it is out of scope of this blog entry anyway.[TODO finish gibberish about this]
Anyway. I understand fact that YouTube prefer support open standard that clumsy 3rd part solution like Adobe Crap Player and etc. and I understand that that support starts from Google Chrome and Firefox,but I hope that Opera and Safari will be not discriminated*.
* I do NOT think Internet Explorer as web browser .It is a tool for download a web browser. I am impressed with changes made by Microsoft ,but software that is designed for one platform and only very limited version compatibility,which makes OS feature rather standalone browser.