YouTube Only Updated The HTML5 Player

There’s something interesting about the latest YouTube player update: it’s the first time when YouTube only updates the HTML5 player.

Since it’s no longer that easy to force YouTube to switch to the Flash player, I’ve used an old version of Firefox (22.0). YouTube defaulted to the Flash player, the same old player before the recent update.

I’ve switched to the HTML5 player using and YouTube displayed the new player, just like it does in the latest versions of most desktop browsers.

It’s obvious that the Flash player has been deprecated and it’s still used for older browsers. If you’re using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, the HTML5 player is used by default and you can’t even switch to the Flash player.

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