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HTML5 Developer’s Cookbook by Tom Leadbetter, Chuck Hudson

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7. Embedding Video with HTML5

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past five years or so, we are sure you have used sites like YouTube and Vimeo, in other words, sites with video embedded on the page. Although those sites are the primary ones for video sharing, we have been putting videos online in some way or another for the best part of ten years. The problem has been that there is no standard for video presentation, so we have had to use plug-ins such as Flash or use the object element to play QuickTime files.

You may think there is no problem because these work most of the time. The issue is that you should not have to rely on third-party plug-ins to deliver video. In HTML5, you now have a new and standard way to natively render ...

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