Firefox 47 Beta Enables VP9, Embedded YouTube Videos Use HTML5
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 28 April 2016 at 06:38 AM EDT. 30 Comments
MOZILLA --
Running hot off this week's release of Firefox 46 is the beta release issued by Mozilla for Firefox 47.

The Firefox 47.0 beta is another hefty update by Mozilla developers. With Firefox 47 Beta, embedded YouTube videos can now play with HTML5 video if Flash is not present, there is support for Google's Widevine CDM but only on Windows/OSX, and the VP9 video codec is enabled for users with "fast machines." Outside of the video work, there is now support for ChaCha20/Poly1305 cipher suites, Service Workers improvements, about:debugging additions, smart multi-line input in the Web Console, RSA-PSS signature crypto support, the Firefox User Extension Library (FUEL) has been removed, and various other user and developer additions.

Those wanting to read more about the Mozilla Firefox 47.0 changes can do so via the release notes. Firefox 47 is scheduled to be officially released on 7 June.
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