Facebook Now Plays HTML5 Videos instead of Flash by Default
Facebook has officially announced that all the videos you see on its website now plays in HTML5 by default. “We continue to work with Adobe, to deliver reliable and secure experience for Flash games to our platform, but introducing changes to videos for all browsers by default” – says Facebook engineer Daniel Baulig on blog post.
The company fixed number of bugs to make HTML5 available by default. “We decided to initially launch the HTML5 player to only a small set of browsers, and continuously roll out to more browsers, versions, and operating systems as we improved it and fixed small bugs,” said Bolling. “Videos are an enriching way to connect with the world around you, and we’re happy we could make the Facebook video experience better.” he adds. Facebook says HTML5 just makes the experience of using its social network better for everyone.