iPhoneForums.Net News Team
- Jun 18, 2010
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Video-sharing site Vimeo has just announced that it has updated its video embed code to what it calls The Universal Player. Essentially what this means for Flashless iPhone and iPad owners is that when you try to watch a Vimeo video, it will now automatically detect that you are accessing it from a browser that cannot use Flash, and will then determine the optimum player for your browser. Great news for every iPhone and iPad owner who gets frustrated by clicking on an enticing-looking video and getting that infuriating you need to download the latest version of Flash message!
Although Vimeo had actually started providing the option to watch videos in HTML5 back in January of this year, up until this latest update, users who wanted to watch videos on their iPhone, and latterly their iPad, had to select the option manually. Vimeo promises that their new Universal Player will provide a viewing experience that is as seamless as possible. They also say that they have improved the players general performance, speeding up load times and smoothing out the stutters.