HTML5 video markup, compatibility and playback – a very thorough article

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HTML5 video markup, compatibility and playback

The emerging HTML5 specification lifts video playback out of the generic <object> element and into specialized <video> handlers. Explicit markup for audio and video places elevates moving pictures to a similar native rendering capacity as <img /> markup we are used to but with more fine-grained details about underlying formats and compression available before loading. In this post I will dive into implementation details of HTML5 video based on currently available consuming agents and outline some of the nuances of preparing media for playback.

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~ by WPA Staff on July 16, 2010.

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