Join Tom Green for an in-depth discussion in this video An even shorter history of HTML5 video, part of Up and Running with HTML5 Video.
As you have learned, the growth of video on the web was a chaotic, unstandardized…mess of repeating codecs, plugins and players.…Flash calmed the waters until Apple stirred it up again by banning the Flash…player from iOS devices. This meant the only place where Flash…video could be expected to play was on your desktop browser.…Mobile was out of the question. Which is why HTML5 and it's video tags…suddenly got a lot of attention. It's promise was that it could play across everything.…
Because the browser, not a plugin handled the playback duties.…Then a funny thing happened on the way to web video Nirvanna.…The HTML5 specification contains a video element which offers a standard way of…embedding a video into a web page. In theory, all you really need to do to…get into the video game is to add the video source, it's controls, it's width,…and height values along with a Poster Frame.…Put those together, and you're good to go. By shifting the burden from plugins to the…browser, the HTML5 working group left the choice of video format support to 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
Skill Level Beginner
HTML5: Video and Audio in Depthwith Steve Heffernan2h 7m Intermediate
Create an HTML5 Video Gallery with jQuerywith Chris Converse59m 53s Intermediate
Editing Video in Photoshop CS6with Richard Harrington1h 55m Appropriate for all
1. How We Got into This Mess
2. HTML5 Video Primer
3. Showtime: Playing a Video Stream
4. There Are Alternatives
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