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HTML5 Multimedia Development Cookbook by Lee Jordan, Dale Cruse

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Chapter 8. Embracing Audio and Video

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Saying no to Flash
  • Understanding audio and video file formats
  • Displaying video for everybody
  • Creating accessible audio and video
  • Crafting a slick audio player
  • Embedding audio and video for mobile devices

Introduction

"Flash was created during the PC era - for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards all areas where Flash falls short. The avalanche of media outlets offering their content for Apple's mobile devices demonstrates that Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content." - Steve Jobs

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