Monday, March 01, 2010

Introduction to HTML5 video

Introduction to HTML5 video: "A long time ago, in a galaxy that feels a very long way away, multimedia on the Web was limited to tinkling MIDI tunes and animated GIFs. As bandwidth got faster and compression technologies improved, MP3 music supplanted MIDI and real video began to gain ground. All sorts of proprietary players battled it out — Real Player, Windows Media Player, etc. — until one emerged as the victor in 2005: Adobe Flash. This was largely because of the ubiquity of its plugin and the fact that it was the delivery mechanism of choice for YouTube; Flash has become the de-facto standard for delivering video on the web."