Join Steve Heffernan for an in-depth discussion in this video Automating video and audio encoding, part of HTML5: Video and Audio in Depth.
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Here is one more use case I want to touch on and that's automating the…video encoding process.…We just went over how to encode videos one at time using free tools, but for a…lot of web sites you're encoding videos that are uploaded by your users.…It would be a pain to encode all of those one at a time.…So you want to automate that process.…I am not going to go too deep into creating the actual workflow because that's…a very big task in itself and requires a lot of programming, but I will give…you some of the resources available specifically for automating HTML5 video encoding.…First is FFMPEG, which you can find here at ffmpeg.org.…
It's an amazing piece of open source software that along with some additional…libraries can support all the HTML5 video and audio formats that we need.…In fact, a number of other encoding tools are built on half of FFMPEG.…There isn't an easy graphic interface for it though.…So to use it you have to open a Terminal and work on the command line.…If you are not used to doing that, it's probably best left for a developer.…
- Understanding the differences in media formats
- Preloading, autoplaying, and looping in HTML5
- Setting a video's width and height attributes
- Displaying subtitles and captions
- Generating embed code with an embed code builder
- Encoding files using HandBrake, Firefogg, and VLC
- Creating a load progress bar
- Recognizing Android and iOS issues
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Video and Audio Basics
Understanding the format war3m 53s
2. Embedding Video and Audio
3. Falling Back to Alternative Playback Methods
4. Encoding Audio and Video Files
6. Known Issues and Workarounds
7. Audio and Video in the Wild
Further exploration1m 40s
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