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Video game streaming service Twitch is ditching Flash and switching to HTML5

Video game streaming powerhouse Twitch is becoming the latest big-name company to ditch Adobe’s ageing Flash in favor of better alternatives. The streaming service today announced that it was rolling out a redesign to its video player controls, replacing the old Flash versions with new Javascipt and HTML5 options. This isn’t the end for Flash on Twitch just yet — for now the site’s videos still use the software — but the streaming service says this is a step toward releasing its “much-anticipated” full HTML5 player. Continue reading Video game streaming service Twitch is ditching Flash and switching to HTML5

Video Player Controls Now in HTML!

As you may have already heard, we’re beginning to roll out a redesign of our video player on web.

Today’s redesign moves half of the video player – specifically the controls – from Flash to HTML5 and Javascript. The video itself is still in Flash underneath the controls. However, this is an important step to releasing the much-anticipated full HTML5 player.

Video player controls in HTML
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.

Keep an eye out for the new player controls, and stay tuned for more HTML5 updates.

 

Originally posted on Twitch Blog