YouTube Uses Flash – Google Explains Why

A great, detailed post on the YouTube API blog from Google’s YouTube team explains why they depend on the Flash Platform to deliver 2 billion videos a day to people worldwide.

The team explains how Flash provides a reliable way deliver video to the browser, securely; how Flash makes it easy for people to share videos and embed on other sites; how you can go fullscreen in HD with videos using Flash Player, and how the 1000’s of people who record and upload vids directly to YouTube need camera and microphone access “which would not be possible without Flash technology.”

Thanks to the YouTube team for shedding some light on why Flash is such a major part of the most-used video site on the web.

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