The new Firefox 37 comes with improved HTTP / 2 and superior HMTL5 compatibility with YouTube

The new Firefox 37 comes with improved HTTP / 2 and superior HMTL5 compatibility with YouTube

Published by Andreea Brown on 03 Apr 2015. View by 7563 readers.


The popular browser Firefox reached version 37, bringing a series of news but not as significant as other versions.



The browser fixes 13 security flaws including the problems with YouTube video playback that have encountered the users of the previous version, improves HTTP / 2 compatibility, improves Hello chat service and offers better protection against spoofing.

Firefox 37 is compatible with the Source Media Extensions set of specifications, allowing HTML5 video playback of higher than 720p resolution that are hosted on YouTube. HTML5 video playback is included for a long time in the Firefox browser, but some sites, including YouTube, must also be compatible with DASH technology, which provides dynamic control transfer rate, and Source Media Extensions. The support was enabled but only for H.264, not for VP9.

HTTP / 2 support, that became official since the previous version, now have extra extension compatibility with Alternative Services. Important for user privacy, AltSvc extension will enable TLS encryption even if the browser insists to use HTTP / 1.1 due to foreign elements that exists on the page.

Security has been enhanced through the OneCRL implementation - a quick way to update the list of digital certificates that can be useful for discovering problems with legitimacy.

Mozilla Firefox 37 now activates by default Heartbeat, an online system for collecting users' impressions about the software quality.


Tags: Mozilla Firefox 37, improved HTTP / 2, superior HMTL5 compatibility with YouTube, Hello chat service, DASH technology, Source Media Extensions, H.264, VP9, AltSvc, TLS encryption, OneCRL

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