Video quality in HTML5 browsers (noflash)

Hey edgy people,

when I'm browsing the web I normally use Safari without the flash player and I am really happy that The Verge is offering me this nice HTML5-player.

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Unfortunately the HTML5-player seems to load a rather low quality video. For comparison a screenshot out of Chrome (don't mind the pixelated interface of the Flashplayer on Chrome, the flash-plugin is scaled like that on retina displays).

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There are quality options on the flash-player but not on the HTML5-player. Right now I'll use Chrome as an alternative for the videos but it would be much better if I could enjoy the HD content in Safari.

Best,

on