A year ago, the largest video site on the net ditching Flash would have been a blow for Internet freedom. Today, it's a bitter reminder of how the three big commercial browser vendors -- Apple, Microsoft and Google -- Netflix, the BBC, and the World Wide Web Consortium sold the whole Internet down the river. [...]
Now, you can access all of Youtube videos without having to use Adobe's proprietary software, so long as your browser supports the W3C's version of Adobe's proprietary software. If you're using Firefox, you can access all of Youtube's videos without Flash, except that in some cases, you'll need their version of the W3C-standardized "Encrypted Media Extension" -- which requires that you use proprietary software. From Adobe.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Youtube Ditches Flash, and it Hardly Matters
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