Chapter 3. Audio and video controls

This chapter covers

  • Using audio and video controls with no code
  • Integrating JavaScript controls with audio and video
  • Simple binding techniques for controlling audio and video
  • Understanding audio and video formats

It wasn’t so long ago that the only way to play video content was to embed a Quick-Time, Flash, Silverlight, or other custom-installed program inside your HTML page with <object> tags. These elements had very little interactivity with the surrounding page and were, for all intents, islands of media on the page. Audio content was only a little better and, in some cases, worse. When was the last time you visited a page that played a song in the background? From the user’s perspective, it’s the ...

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