Twitch Video Player Controls Now in HTML 5

Twitch Video Player Controls Now in HTML 5

HTML Twitch Chat is Live

Twitch Video Player Controls Now in HTML 5


Twitch Video Player Controls Now in HTML 5, making Twitch's move to HTML almost half way complete. Earlier this month Twitch's Flash based chat system was replaced with their HTML 5 version, which offered faster loading times and lower CPU utilization, which is very helpful when watching crowded streams.

When Twitch moves fully to HTML 5 the site will continue to run faster and using less system resources, again making viewing Twitch steams a much easier process. 


As you may have already heard, we’re beginning to roll out a redesign of our video player on web.

Today’s redesign moves half of the video player – specifically the controls – from Flash to HTML5 and Javascript. The video itself is still in Flash underneath the controls. However, this is an important step to releasing the much-anticipated full HTML5 player.

You’ll begin to see the new player on channel pages first. As previously mentioned, this is a gradual roll out. If you are not part of our initial pool of users, please be patient as we release the redesigned player at a steady pace. 

Keep an eye out for the new player controls, and stay tuned for more HTML5 updates.


HTML Twitch Chat is Live


You can join the discussion on Twitch's Video player moving to HTML 5 on the OC3D Forums. 


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