Chapter 8. Embedding Audio and Video Content in Your Web Application

As we have stated before, Mobile Safari doesn't support Flash content. iOS, however, is an extraordinary multimedia platform that inherits the quality of the iPod for audio and video content. That the YouTube application is shipped by default on the OS is symptomatic of the importance given to multimedia both by Apple and by third-party web sites. The number of companies that optimize their sites for the iPhone and the iPad is ever growing, such as Vimeo (as shown on Figure 8-1), where the popular Adobe Flash content is replaced by H.264 videos, the format pushed by Apple. Even YouTube is providing a new mobile version of its web site, surpassing the iPhone built-in native application ...

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