Understanding the format war


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Understanding the format war

With HTML5 video different browsers support different format scanners. There isn't one video format that all browsers support. You could see in this chart Safari and Internet Explorer support the MP4 H.264 format while Firefox, Chrome, Opera support the OGG and WebM formats. In this chart based on the statcounter.com global stats you can see the most supported format is the Ogg Theora format, which I said earlier is not as high-quality format as the others, but it was the first format to be used in HTML5 video, so it's supported by older versions including Firefox versions between 3.5 and 4, which if we look back at the HTML5 browser chart Firefox is the most used HTML5 browser.

Firefox version 4, which supports WebM, was released just at the end of March, the same month these stats are taken. So WebM support number is probably much higher even know with the rate that Firefox users are upgrading. Then with the release of IE 9, which supports the H.264 format, we'll probably s...

Understanding the format war
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Understanding the format war provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Steve Heffernan as part of the HTML5: Video and Audio in Depth

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