In the last five years, high-speed Internet connections have become the norm for residential users and businesses across the globe. It is even expected that mobile phones can receive high-speed data feeds. Gone are the days of dial-up Internet.

The ability to push more data down Internet “pipes” now enables you to access richer content online above and beyond text and images. Two formats that benefit from higher bandwidth rates are audio and video. To this end, HTML5 is now making video and audio elements first-class citizens alongside the IMG element for images and text on your web page.

In this article you will find out how to use the VIDEO and AUDIO elements in your web pages, how to create content that will play ...

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