Native Video in HTML5

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There's probably nothing bigger in the HTML5 landscape than the new video tag. You can play videos without having to use Flash or embed code, and that means your videos are playable on more browsers and more devices. In this video, HTML5 guru David Griffiths shows you the ins and outs of creating a video and then accessing that video's properties through JavaScript

With embed tags and the Flash plugin, you have to send tons of properties to your Flash or embed code to update a video on the fly. With the video tag, though, you'll learn how to use both CSS and JavaScript to affect what the user sees. In fact, by the time you're done with this breakdown, you'll have multiple videos playing, pausing, animating, and resizing on the fly.

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  • Title: Native Video in HTML5
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  • Release date: November 2010
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0636920016618