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    YouTube HTML5

    So what's with the YouTube embedded videos now being HTML5?

    I've ungraded my browser to the latest version but still get the black stripe.

    Is there a HTML5 "flash" player that I haven't found yet?

    Not a biggy as I can simply ignore the videos but...

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    Yep, they recently (2015) dropped Flash in favor or HTML5... (although flash is still supported) kinda... sorta...

    here is the guts of it...

    YouTube drops Flash for HTML5 video as default | The Verge

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    So what's with the YouTube embedded videos now being HTML5?
    because flash has become a favourite delivery mechanism for malware and virus' - everyone should be using flashblock or have browser options set to only d/load and play flash if specifically asked to - ads in flash content have the ability to infect your computer by you just visiting the website

    I block my browsers from retrieving masses of stuff because I have little trust - mostly I just want to recieve text anyway - keep the bling for the closet dwellers

    just use a browser with full html5 support and turn off flash

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    ^ How to turn off Flash? Looks as though I can only uninstall it. If I update Chrome, that should do it?

    I'm a cave dweller. I don't use this PC for anything important, no banking, etc. If it blew up tomorrow, nothing would be lost.

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    The YouTube problem seems to have sorted itself out without any adjustments.

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    as of last week I think chrome turns off flash automatically - mozilla started doing it earlier in the year

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit
    ^ How to turn off Flash?
    Flashblock is not needed on Chrome - go to settings/advanced/content settings/plugins and select "click to play". Now flash will not run automatically. But you can decide to click on something and allow it to play if you want. Works great - no plugin needed.

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