Youtube HTML5 Causes a Slight Annoyance

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Jul 24, 2011
  1. DigitalDeviant
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    I noticed that I was entered into the HTML5 trail version of youtube without knowing it. While this brought a cool new slo mo/fast mo feature it also made it so that I could not watch full screen videos. I then disabled the HTML5 trial and I was able to view full screen videos once again. The slo mo/fast mo feature disappeared though. I'm using google chrome. Any one else experienced this flub?
     
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    HTML5 is still not done yet, that's why it's a trial.
    I guess their own browser isn't supported.
     
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    yes its quite weird their own browser can view fullscreen properly yet. I did not like the fact that I was randomly entered in the trial though.
     
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    Could you not use F11 to full screen the browser then fullscreen the video?

    (not ideal i know, but it should work)
     
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    yes I was thinking of that(at the back of mind) but I did not want to have the trial on with out my permission.
     
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    AFAIK youtubes HTML5 player is opt-in only, if you haven't opted in yourself then I would assume your account has bigger problems than whether or not it's viewing HTML5 video.

    Maybe go ask google support whats going on?
     
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    no according to youtube I was randomly selected " Some users of supported browsers are automatically entered in to the trial. " I opted out though. Problem solved.
     
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    Kinda dumb how in the html5 video player when you right click on the video it shows save video as but if you click it, it just takes you to a Rick Astley music video.
     
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    LOL what a fail rickroll...
     
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    Strange, I seem to have the opposite problem; I can view videos in fullscreen, but not fast/slo mo.

    And no "Download Video" option either. I wonder...


    Oh, never mind. And fullscreen doesn't work, just like you said. Strange.
     
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    As much as HTML5 may potentially help relieve the fallicities of Flash and whatnot, it just isn't implemented on a wide-enough scale to really influence most of society to use it.

    What would have been better is if somehow Adobe would have completely Open-Sourced their Flash codecs, granted there are Linux plugins and plugins and codecs for pretty much every other OS (LolnotyouiOSsorry), but had they Open-Sourced it's code, we wouldn't have had to do much of anything, other than improve on an existing standard. This being said, none of that will ever happen now will it

    I too tried out HTML5 mode on Youtube, IMHO it's definitely not worth it in it's current state.

    Why exactly is the OP using it for?
     
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    lrn2readn00b

    JK, but seriously, you're right. HTML5 has a bright future, but we aren't there yet.
     
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    this reminds me of when x64 systems started becoming popular. it was a great idea at first, but not wide-spread enough for it to be utilized or compatible.
     
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    And now look, every computer aside from most Netbooks and Tablets (Lol Oversized MP3 device a tablet does not make), are x64/64-Bit.

    When times change so does the demand for new technologies, but the problem I'm finding in my observations, is that the demand and the technologies are not matching up with eachother, we have far more demand than technology can keep up with. As a result we toss out technology into the retail market, before it's even been adequately tested.

    Whats better for technology and it's future, fast evolution, or stable evolution? I'll leave you to ponder and decide on that for yourself. In case you wonder, I think stable evolution works better, but thats just me.
     
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    umm no, the majority of people are still running 32-bit, it's still has less compatibility issues that 64-bit because it's still what most people use (but it is more mainstream that html5 at this point)

    on the html youtube player, no annotations kills the deal for me, annotations are used all the time for corrections, links, whathaveyou, i can't live without them
     
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    how can you say that? i didnt know you knew EVERYONE in the world. besides, everyone i know uses x64. so i guess its just you.
     

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