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Force HTML5 video use in Safari 5 on the Mac
Authored by: mrboma on Nov 19, '10 12:43:15PM

Ummm… doesn't Safari have extensions now? And aren't there multiple extensions that do this? Is there a reason this method is better than using an extension?



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Force HTML5 video use in Safari 5 on the Mac
Authored by: asmeurer on Nov 19, '10 07:03:05PM

Yes. I use the ClickToPlugin (the next generation of ClickToFlash), which in addition to loading HTML5 video in sites like YouTube, automatically blocks plugins (including Flash) from loading by default, giving your browser a speed boost and ad cleaning.

Of course, it's possible that there is a site that has HTML5 video support but that ClickToPlugin doesn't recognize as such.



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Force HTML5 video use in Safari 5 on the Mac
Authored by: Unsoluble on Nov 19, '10 10:23:28PM
The whole gist of Gruber's method here is that "telling" sites you're on an iPad can often net you pages that have been designed to deliver video via HTML5 controls; if you use ClickToFlash, you're "telling" the sites that you have Flash installed (which CtF then intercepts), so they don't send you the HTML5 version in the first place. It's there, ready for you to see, but you won't get it because your Flash support is detected.

For this and a few other reasons, I prefer having Flash completely uninstalled -- I use the keyboard-shortcut-to-Chrome trick if I really need it.

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