Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.

Google has made available a demo page on YouTube made using HTML5, the future of HTML (HyperText Markup Language) a few days after Dailymotion did the same, but only for a video:

This means that you will no longer need a plugin such as Flash Player or Silverlight and videos will be played with HTML 5 video player which uses JavaScript, CSS3, SVG filters and PNGs, while the encoding is made using the open source video codec Ogg Theora.

Incidentally, Google takes the opportunity to show how O3D works (an open-source web API for creating rich, interactive 3D applications in the browser.).

Please note: To view this page of YouTube need the latest beta of the following browsers: Firefox 3.5 or Safari 4.0 and probably Opera 10.