Chapter 5. HTML5 Media Elements: Audio and Video

Today the Web has truly gone multimedia. Audio and video have become an integral part of the content that we navigate through daily on the Web. Thanks to the continual increase of bandwidth and compression technologies for multimedia content, it is now common to watch a TV show on your mobile device, or a view a movie stream when you are comfortably seated in front of your TV thanks to devices enabled with Apple or Google TV technologies.

Furthermore, most TV networks offer free or fee-based content on their websites, not to mention the popularity of YouTube and similar video sharing sites.

Regardless of the great availability of multimedia content, before HTML5 there was no open standard for the ...

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