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HTML5 Guidelines for Web Developers by Bernd Öggl, Klaus Förster

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4. Video and Audio

The introduction of YouTube was a quantum leap for displaying videos online. Before the video platform came along, it was practically impossible for computer novices to make a video file available to others via the Internet: The files were usually too big to send via e-mail, and if they did arrive, the likelihood was great that they could not be played on the recipient’s computer.

YouTube on the other hand offers online storage, allowing you to save the video files. It also converts the different video formats, so they can be played with the Adobe Flash Player.

Adobe supports Flash on many operating systems, offering plug-ins for all common browsers. Browser plug-ins are generally a great idea, but the communication between ...

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