Chrome 54 Arrives With YouTube Flash Embed Rewriting To HTML5

Krystalo quotes a report from VentureBeat: Google today launched Chrome 54 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This release is mainly focused on developers, but the improvements to how the browser handles YouTube embeds is also noteworthy. You can update to the latest version now using the browser’s built-in silent updater, or download it directly from google.com/chrome. Chrome 54 rewrites YouTube Flash players to use the YouTube HTML5 embed style. YouTube ditched Flash for HTML5 by default in January 2015, but the old embeds still exist all over the web. Google says the change improves both performance and security for its desktop browser. The report adds that “Chrome also now provides support for the custom elements V1 spec,” which allows “developers to create custom HTML tags as well as define their API and behavior in JavaScript.” BroadcastChannel API will also be implemented “to allow one-to-many messaging between windows, tabs, iframes, web


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