AHosting Advises Video Hosting Clients To Adopt HTML5 For Streaming

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AHosting, a provider of optimized FFmpeg hosting, has advised web hosting clients using legacy video player technology to begin a planned removal from sites and web applications.

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HTML5 and its associated technologies offer a standard, secure alternative.

AHosting, a provider of optimized FFmpeg hosting, has advised web hosting clients using legacy video player technology to begin a planned removal from sites and web applications. In light of recent security vulnerabilities, and the availability of standard alternatives, the company believes legacy solutions should no longer be considered the optimal choice for on-page video, graphics, and interactive applications.

With the increasing number of vulnerabilities in older video player and multimedia solutions, the news that major browser manufacturers are encouraging a move towards HTML5 alternatives, and that many major streaming providers are implementing HTML5 as the default, AHosting believes that the time to retire legacy solutions has come.

"It wasn't too long ago that there was only one game in town when it came to building rich interactive multimedia features into web pages. That time has passed: HTML5 and its associated technologies offer a standard, secure alternative," commented ASEOHosting’s Vice President of Customer Relations, Daniel Page, "By requiring that they install older solutions on their machines, site owners are influencing users to install and use a piece of software that is a frequent cause of security vulnerabilities and is, in many ways, made obsolete by more modern alternatives."

A significant proportion of web traffic originates from mobile devices, most of which are only able to use HTML5 video players. The combination of a shift in user behavior, the potential for vulnerabilities, and the existence of superior alternatives should be more than enough to encourage site owners to move to HTML5 alternatives.

Many of AHosting's clients take advantage of the company's optimized FFmpeg hosting platform and video sharing hosting plans. A significant proportion include the option to use non-HTML5 technologies to play videos. AHosting recognizes that an immediate migration to HTML5 is not possible, but encourages video sharing site owners and others to make plans to migrate as soon as possible. Most video sharing scripts are available with HTML5 players, which are supported by all modern web browsers.

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