Chapter 3. Multimedia Hacking
If there is anything to get excited about in HTML5, it’s how web developers have been freed from using “browser plug-ins” to deliver multimedia. Gone are the days of users having to download and install a different plug-in for every website just to view a video clip.
Hack 28. Embed Video Directly in Your Application with HTML5 Video
Video is now mainstream in HTML5. Forget plug-ins, forget supporting video players, and welcome to the world of native video through HTML5. See why it’s such a big deal to have video as its own page element.
What’s the big deal with HTML5 video? We’ve been playing video on the Web for years. The answer is that the Web is changing. In years past it was pretty easy to predict what technologies ...