Hi Dennis,

>> 2). 
>> http://youtube-eng.blogspot.nl/2015/01/youtube-now-defaults-to-html5_27.html

Very nice :-)

> I infer that you need a relatively current browser.

Yes, and those video codec libraries are not small at all.
So even if you would add just enough HTML5 to a DOS browser
to display youtube, it would add a lot of complexity...

> The biggest use case for Flash has been video, which historically
> has been presented on the web as SWF objects.

You can also make a fancy GUI for your website in Flash. I
remember websites with keen designers which would show one
big box of Flash and if you had no Flash, you basically saw
nothing of the page. Luckily this fashion has gone away and
Flash indeed is mostly for video (and animated ads?) today.

One of the reasons for this is that you can do a lot with
Javascript today. There are many nice libraries written in
Javascript that help you to make a website with a nice GUI.

There are even cross-compilers which compile for example C
code into Javascript. Probably into a small virtual machine
written in Javascript plus bytecode for that ;-)

So an interesting question is: Which DOS browsers have any
Javascript support? With CSS? Enough to display animated
menus or enough to process those Javascript libraries?

Also, I remember somebody in BTTR mentioning a tool which
analyzes youtube HTML to find the direct URL of the video
to be played. That sounds like a reasonable way to watch
youtube video in DOS on occasion. Details? Instructions?

I remember that when I use too many script, ad and gimmick
blockers on Linux, using a download helper plugin to find
the video URL and watching that in VLC is sometimes faster
than having to unblock bells & whistles in my browser ;-)

Regards, Eric

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