Monday, September 6, 2010

Youtube HTML5 staring; Bad Romance & Alien Weed

Note: Testing continues. 04:40 EDT post for status report.
Change #001 [Sep 07 2010 15:33 EDT: Added HTML (Badge verified at youtube) with text description.

Change #002 [Sep 27 2010 03:31 EDT : If you did not join youtube html5 beta you will not see HTML 5 badge.

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Sci-Fi 'ish music videos make for better testing than some dry lecture; really is better than blah, blah, blah. Well, some say p0rn is more fun but this is a G-Rated test. [tip: Want to surf p0rn sign up with a company that filters it and proof those URL submits.]

First up is Lady Gaga. My ears tire of pop music quickly but the video is interesting. This embed (The Red One) is fully customized (via youtube); size, color, privacy, what's related and fullscreen. It is standard Flash HTML code.
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The Red One - Looks dated huh?

The Second embed is HTML5. The fun part here is when the browser is not HTML5 ready - plain old Flash player is used. The question is: what will google do? Sorry couldn't resist that. So, what will youtube do a runtime? I don't know, will see.
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Should see the minimal light silver player.

Last but not least we need Aliens. How about green and blue ones? Wish granted.
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Ok, that one is just for fun. Aliens have killer weed? Yeah they better, they have the killer spaceships.

Results:

1. I expected both embeds to finish the same, i.e., just a replay button. The only difference in the setup at youtube was putting a check mark in the iframe box, they should be the same; no next video just a replay button. A side effect of pressing next video is a black screen when video ends.
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Record by fairuse Edited via MPEG Streamclip
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by Bruce Branit and Branit VFX (from YouTube page bbrant)
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This is change #001 for HTML5 Labeled Video. Note: Video with ads will invoke Flash Player.

Change #002 : If you did not join youtube html5 beta you will not see HTML 5 badge.

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