Twitch to Use an HTML5-Based Video Player Instead of Flash
Amazon's live streaming website for gamers is switching from a Flash-based video player to an HTML5-based one.
Twitch has announced a change in its video format (courtesy of Polygon). As the website is changing over to HTML5 for its online videos/streams, it will no longer be utilizing Flash, which is another sign Adobe's video format is heading to the grave. As you would expect, Twitch's videos/streams are going to have a different user interface. These new changes will be implemented on Twitch's main channels before heading to each individual user.
Here's what Twitch representatives had to say about this change:
As you may have already heard, we’re beginning to roll out a redesign of our video player on web.
You’ll begin to see the new player on channel pages first. As previously mentioned, this is a gradual roll out. If you are not part of our initial pool of users, please be patient as we release the redesigned player at a steady pace.
This changeover arises as more and more tech companies are calling for Adobe Flash's end due to its security vulnerabilities and the stresses it puts on system performance. We should note that YouTube officially switched from Flash to HTML5 in the beginning of the year.
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