Join Tom Green for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding video containers, part of Learning HTML5 Video.
When it comes to working with video in the HTML5 universe, it's common to simply…regard your MP4 or WebM files as being nothing more than, well, video.…My students tell me this all of the time, and they're a bit taken aback when I tell…them, in actual fact, they aren't videos, they're containers.…To understand this, you need to know that digital video at its absolute basics is…nothing more than a video track and an audio track in a box.…For example, if you were handed a box, you have no clue what is inside the box until…you open it. If the boxes' label says shoes, you sort…of have an idea of what it contains, but you have no idea about what is in the box…until it is opened. Video containers are a bit different from…shoe boxes in that they only define how to store stuff in them, not the kinds of data…stored in them. Using our shoe box analogy, you know there…are a pair of shoes in this box, because you can read the label as well as I can.…
What you don't know is that if they are dress shoes or sneakers, because all the…
- 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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