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Posted 8/15/17 , edited 8/16/17
so will/has crunchyroll start/ing using a HTML 5 player over the one they have now?
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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/16/17
There is an HTML5 player in beta, which can be accessed while watching any episode of anything by pressing the big orange button that says "Try the new BETA HTML 5 Player!"

Whether and when it will become the default, however, is something I don't think anyone really knows for sure right now. It doesn't seem to be high priority, and there are some benefits to the Flash player over the HTML5 - like "what to watch next" and automatic continuation for series binging.
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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/16/17

saenic42 wrote:

so will/has crunchyroll start/ing using a HTML 5 player over the one they have now?


I've moved this to the Site Support forum.

As mentioned above, there's an HTML 5 player in beta available to Premium Plus members. Presumably it will be made available to all at some point, but we don't really know when.
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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/16/17

saenic42 wrote:

so will/has crunchyroll start/ing using a HTML 5 player over the one they have now?

Aside from having had one in beta already (and using HTML5 over at VRV), at this point it is inevitable, since Flash has a "drop dead" date:
https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html

Even before then, browsers are going to be tightening down on Flash more in the interim, so I seriously doubt we'll be waiting until 2020. As an example, here is how Microsoft is handling it:


Through the end of 2017 and into 2018 — Edge will continue to ask users for permission to run Flash on most sites the first time the site is visited, remembering the user’s preference on subsequent visits. IE will continue to allow Flash without prompting for permission.

Mid to late 2018 — Edge will require permission for Flash to be run each session. IE will continue to allow Flash for all sites.

Mid to late 2019 — Flash will be disabled by default in both Edge and IE. Users will be able to re-enable Flash in both browsers.

End of 2020 — Flash in Edge and IE will be removed across all supported versions of Windows. Users will no longer have any ability to enable or run Flash





cdarklock wrote:

There is an HTML5 player in beta, which can be accessed while watching any episode of anything by pressing the big orange button that says "Try the new BETA HTML 5 Player!"

Only Premium+ subscribers have access to that, however.

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