4. Using Video

The popularity of video-sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, combined with bandwidth speeds that makes online video feasible, have led to a huge demand for embedding video in web documents. Yet until recently the only way was by using third-party plugins such as Flash and QuickTime. HTML5 provides that missing standard method for embedding videos in web documents. Major browsers have begun to support it in their latest releases, so you can be confident that modern browsers can handle your video content.

This chapter covers the file formats and codecs supported by HTML5 video, how to convert between formats, and solutions to issues you might encounter. You’ll also learn how to deliver video to browsers that don’t support HTML5 ...

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