Chapter 5HTML5 Audio and Video

No book on HTML5 would be complete without an examination of the new video and audio elements. These ground-breaking new elements have already been utilized on the Web, albeit in a limited capacity, but more and more developers and content creators are starting to incorporate them into their projects.

For The HTML5 Herald, we’re going to be placing a video element in the first column of our three-column layout. But before we explore the details of the video element and its various attributes and associated elements, let’s take a brief look at the state of video on the Web today.

For the most part, this chapter will focus on the video element, since that’s what we’re using in our sample project. However, the audio ...

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