Watching YouTube videos without Flash


I’ve been trying to eliminate flash from my system, and one pain point I’ve run into is watching YouTube videos on the YouTube website. The videos play fine on an iPad or iPhone, but for some reason when I browse them on my desktop, YouTube really wants me to use the Flash player.

There used to be an HTML5 video option (set for the whole account), but I can’t seem to find it anymore. However, it seems that when you embed videos from YouTube into another site, the video can play just fine on an iPad.

The following is a simple workaround to load up the embed video of any video you would like to look at while browsing YouTube. Here is a video showing how it works:

And here is the link: Fix YouTube

Drag that link above to your bookmarks bar, browse to a YouTube video and click the link. The link should work in Safari and Chrome (and probably Firefox).