Firefox 47 released with Silverlight to HTML 5 video feature

The Mozilla Foundation has unveiled Firefox 47, latest stable update of worlds most popular, open source web browser. This release of firefox brings some noteworthy features like switching silverlight video to encrypted html5 streaming and embedded youtube video streaming in html5 mode in absence of flash player.

Following are some new features/bug fixes and changes in Firefox since after release of version 46.x:
  • Support for Google’s Widevine CDM on Windows and Mac OS X so streaming services like Amazon Video can switch from Silverlight to encrypted HTML5 video.
  • Enable VP9 video codec for users with fast machines
  • Embedded YouTube videos now play with HTML5 video if Flash is not installed.
  • View and search open tabs from your smartphone or another computer in a sidebar
  • Allow no-cache on back/forward navigations for https resources
  • Latgalu [ltg] locale added. Wikipedia tells us there are 164,500 daily speakers.
  • FUEL (Firefox User Extension Library) has been removed. Add-ons relying on it will stop working.
  • The browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand preference has been reset to its default value (true) to avoid e10s performance problems. Because faster is better!
  • The Firefox click-to-activate plugin whitelist has been removed.
For more information see release notes published in Mozilla website.

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