One of the reasons the video plugins like Flash and Silverlight are no longer needed on the Web is d

One of the reasons the video plugins like Flash and Silverlight are no longer needed on the Web is d

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One of the reasons the video plugins like Flash and Silverlight are no longer needed on the Web is due to the rise of HTML5 video standards. Microsoft Edge will take advantage of HTML5 video tools including DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) from MPEG. Google has adopted a variety of HTML5 video standards for its Chrome browser such as V8 and V9 variants of WebM. Apple supports H.264 while Mozilla has long tried to push Theora as the standard HTML5 video standard on the Web. The reason for the push by browser makers to adopt HTML5 and Web standards for video is because the various stacks offer much more flexibility and support than proprietary systems
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