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how can i set the html5 player by default in ubuntu instead of the flash player ? i just can use the flash player as default

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Well i use lubuntu 14.04 and i've realized that the html5 player on youtube works so much better than the flash player, but i can't use it by default, for play videos i have to request the html5 player, and the problem is when i restart the browser or when i turn off my computer, big is my surprise because youtube is using the flash player. If i disable the flash plugin is ok because youtube doesn't have another option but to use html5, but this is not the solution, because there is still some videos that use flash, and other web sites too. so: how can i fix this or i just have to wait that mozilla gives html5 support for linux, because on windows the default player is the html5. i'd really appreciate any help, thanks

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I usually use Ubuntu, and am not aware of HTML5 being the default for Flash videos on Windows.

Is it more likely you have chosen an option on the YouTube website to use HTML5. I think this page offers support and includes an option to toggle HTML5 or FlashPlayer.

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Note that Firefox uses GStreamer for playing H.264 encoded videos and some other formats, so make sure that you have the latest GStreamer version.

  • media.gstreamer.enabled = true