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HTML5 Video Guide – All You Need to Know for 2014

October 28, 2013 9 | 2144 Views

HTML5 video has been a hot topic for the last few years, but even though it seems to be conceptionally easy with simply an additional HTML video tag, there are important basics to consider before using it. If you are new to online video, I would recommend reading my beginner’s guide to online video first. This [...]Read More

HTML5 Video, Mozilla and The Video Codec Dilemma

March 14, 2012 | 326 Views

By definition, standard bodies can only standardize on technologies that are royalty free, which is not the case with H.264. The non-profit Mozilla Foundation followed this principle in the past, but had a recent setback. It seems there’s plenty of dark mood to go around Mozilla’s offices. “We’ve held the line, and watched, and waited, and personally [...]Read More

Mobile Video with PhoneGap, HTML5 and Strobe Media Playback

January 27, 2012 12 | 5859 Views

PhoneGap is a powerful HTML5 based cross platform application platform, but how well does it work with video? The answer is it depends on the browser capabilities. On a platform like iOS, where the browser provides access to the underlying QuickTime video engine via the HTML5 video tag, it’s possible to include a fully customized, HTML5 [...]Read More

Vote on the Next HTML5 Media Topic

January 17, 2012 | 189 Views

As indicated in the recent survey, 23% of you are interested in HTML5. And to help with the prioritization, it’s time for a vote again. In case there are other topics you are more interested in, leave a comment.Read More

HTML5 and Flash Video – Be Pragmatic, not Dogmatic

December 12, 2011 1 | 292 Views a posted an interesting summary of a webinar with Jeff Whatcott, CMO of Brightcove, discussing the realities of HTML5 for video delivery. Clearly in the future HTML5 video will be the standard, especially on controlled platforms like iOS and mobile overall, but Jeff also provides a refreshing objective view of the current video landscape. In crafting an HTML5 [...]Read More

Flash ‘vs’ H.264 demystified

May 1, 2010 1 | 1370 Views

There are a lot of recent discussions about H.264 replacing Flash as a video format. Technically, this is a wrong comparision (unfortunately quoted by numerous technical news sites including TechCrunch). Since this blog has been covering Flash Video for many years, I would like to add some technical background to help better understand why this [...]Read More


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