YouTube and HTML5

Adobe Flash is the current champion of online video (although I believe Netflix uses Microsoft’s Silverlight), but YouTube is showing us that things may change in the near future. HTML5 supports video without any plugins—it only requires that your browser support HTML5. This is really cool. While I do love Flash and all it can do, I’m all for a high-quality, free alternative to presenting media online. Finally, I’m beginning to get excited about the next generation of HTML.