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HTML5 Video in Safari on OS X Yosemite

Date: 05/06/2014 | No comments

html5 netflixWith the release of OS X Yosemite on Apple, Netflix is excited to announce that streaming in HTML5 video is now available in the Apple Safari browser. Netflix was working closely with Apple in order to setup Premium Video Extensions in Safari, which will be used in order to allow the playback of top of the line video content in the Apple Safari Browser, without having to install any additional plugins. For those who are in the Mac Developer Program of Apple or those who are likely to enter the OS X Beta Program, you can easily install the beta version of the OS X Yosemite. Once you have installed the beta version of the OS X Yosemite on your present day Mac, all you have to do is to visit Netflix.com via the Apple Safari browser and get started on watching your favorite movies and shows with the help of HTML 5 video, without having to install any additional plugins.

The company also revealed that Apple has also set up the Media Source Extensions (MSE) by making use of the highly optimized video pipeline on OS X. With the help of this implementation, you are able to make use of the extremely smooth 1080p without making use of extensive processing power of your CPU or without draining your battery extensively. With the help of the Media Source Extensions, you will be able to get 2 extra hours of battery life while using a Macbook Air while you are streaming Netflix in full High Definition. That’s an ample amount of time for watching a single movie.

The company also implemented the Encrypted Media Extensions which are used for providing content protection which is required for top of the line video services such as Netflix.






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