Chapter 5 HTML5 Video and Audio

No book on HTML5 would be complete without an examination of the new video and audio elements. These groundbreaking new elements have already been utilized on the Web, and more developers and content creators are starting to incorporate them into their projects in place of technologies such as Flash and Silverlight.

For The HTML5 Herald, we’re going to place a video element in the first column of our three-column layout. Before we explore the details of the video element and its various features, though, we'll 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. Note that the audio

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