Mozilla Firefox Allows You To Convert Flash Code Into HTML5 For Embedded Videos
Mozilla Firefox Allows You To Convert Flash Code Into HTML5 For Embedded Videos

InShortViral: This new feature has been introduced in version 46 of the browser (even Nightly stage version) so that all users of this development release can already make use of the new feature.

Early in the period of YouTube, this program using Flash to play videos in the browser because the HTML language that time did not support the playback of multimedia content. After upgrading to HTML5, a standard modern new web language, could reproduce multimedia content without problems and also without the requirement of third-party software, so, gradually, the Flash market share has dropped dramatically, although the add refuses to disappear from the network.

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The first web-ins that allow introducing YouTube videos on web pages and blog entries which were 100% embedded by Flash. Today, with the rise of HTML5 this is no longer the case, and virtually no embed a web video using this platform, but that leverage HTML5 tags to. However, the old web pages and all the old blog posts continue to bear these videos with Flash.

Mozilla Firefox Allows You To Convert Flash Code Into HTML5 For Embedded Videos

To solve this problem and further reduce the need to install the Flash, Mozilla has introduced a feature on your browser that allows automatically convert YouTube videos still loaded in Flash in some websites to HTML5. In this way, we can watch the videos with the new standard without having Flash installed on your system without relying on extensions for it.

This new feature has been introduced in version 46 of the browser (even Nightly stage version) so that all users of this development release can already make use of the new feature.

The site gHacks allow us to test this new feature from an old post with a video of his still load Flash. While other browsers and Firefox beta stable and branches still rely on Flash to load the video, the new 46 Nightly automatically converts it to HTML5 and allows playing the same without depending on anything else.

Disabling this feature to continue using Flash in Firefox

There are some users who prefer to continue using Flash components in their original language without the browser is responsible for updating and injecting it into a box HTML5 yet. As usual in the Mozilla browser from the same advanced settings you can disable this feature to make this kind of content continue loading in Flash rather than HTML5.

To do this, we simply access the advanced settings by typing in the address bar about:config promise that you will be careful with this section and find the entry in plugins.rewrite_youtube_embeds.

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Double click on this entry and change its value to “false”. With this, all embedded videos using Flash Player loaded still continue doing business as usual, without charging in HTML5 container. Although there are many sites that charge even YouTube videos in Flash, it is certainly a feature that shows little by little, how can we watch videos without Adobe Flash Player.



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