Join Tom Green for an in-depth discussion in this video Supporting multiple video formats, part of Learning HTML5 Video.
In the previous video, you discovered a rather nasty HTML5 gotcha.…Not all the browsers will play your file. In this exercise, we'll turn this gotcha…into a non-issue. The root of the problem lies in the fact…that video playback has been left to the browsers.…And the current state of this decision is competing video format.…Safari, chrome, and IE will play an MP4, while Chrome, Opera and Firefox will play…WebM are ogg files or ogg. Let's get to work solving this issue…providing the browsers with multiple video sources.…
To do so, open the index.html file located in your chapter 03 video 02 folder.…As you can see, there is already a source tag for the mp4 version.…Our task is to also add the WebM and ogv source files to the lineup.…We also need to add the respected file attributes, so, the browser knows what…type of video it is, and can skip over the ones it can't play.…Rather than give you a great big typing lesson, I'm going to give you a little…teacher trick. Select the source attribute here and copy…
- Understanding web video delivery challenges
- Understanding video containers or codecs
- Exploring bitrate
- Creating MP4 and WebM videos
- Using the video tag
- Preloading video
- Working with multiple formats
- Setting up autoplay
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