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Blip.tv Replaces Flash with HTML5 Player

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[Editor's Note: This article and video first appeared on Beet.TV, and we republish it here with kind permission.]

While most of the the major video sites and online video services providers are providing HTML5 support, primarily for Apple iOS devices, Blip.tv is going to adopt HTML5 as its standard player for the Web and other platforms, says Justin Day, co-founder and CTO in this interview with Beet.TV

Day says that HTML5, which runs within the browser without a Flash plug-in, runs "faster."

Although no date is set for shift to HTML5, Day told me that it will likely take place in Q1 of 2011.

Kaltura is the only major online video services company which is exclusively HTML5

The "battle" between HTML5 and Flash will be one of the most interesting developments to watch in 2011.

Blip.tv is primarily a site for episode online video programming. The company said it had 100 million video views in October.  

Beet.TV uses Blip as its principal video player.

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