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Closed: Aug 2016
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Type: Bug

issue 625983

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Issue 625984: Implement Flash YouTube embeds rewrite to HTML

Reported by, Jul 6 2016 Project Member

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Comment 1 by, Aug 3 2016

Can we have details here?

Why specifically does Youtube need special treatment?  Why can't they implement server side redirection from /v/ to /embed/?  Will other video services be offered the same?

Implementation is here:

Comment 2 by, Aug 3 2016

An email was sent to chromium-dev@ with more information.

Comment 3 by, Aug 9 2016

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The following revision refers to this bug:

commit e0135598f6bf547463bc943100da4574c5f89930
Author: kdsilva <>
Date: Tue Aug 09 17:08:11 2016

Rewrite YouTube Flash embeds.

When a Flash embed for YouTube is detected, we automatically use HTML5 instead. This is done to reduce the overall usage of Flash in Chrome.

BUG= 625984 

Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#410715}


Comment 4 by, Aug 9 2016

Summary: Implement Flash YouTube embeds rewrite to HTML (was: Implement Flash YouTube embeds rewrite to HTML behind Blink runtime flag)

Comment 6 by, Aug 9 2016

Status: Fixed (was: Started)

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