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Vimeo now has an HTML5 heart – sorry Flash

Yet another move to end dependence on Flash, giant online video website, Vimeo, today introduces a new universal video player designed to work on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (iOS) and Android devices.

The new player uses HTML5. The player will detect the appropriate codec, file size and bit rate for each device it sends content to. All videos will be viewable in the best-supported format through the universal player.

“With the latest generation of browsers and devices, we’ve had huge demand for an embeddable player that works with HTML5 and on devices like iPad and iPhone,” said Andrew Pile, vice president of product and development for Vimeo, in a statement.

The site is also adding a new

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