Lesson 8. Using Video and Audio

HTML5 lets you play video with ease—just use the <video> element.

Currently, however, most browsers that let you play video only play videos in .ogg format, a relatively obscure open-source format. Fortunately, you can convert videos from almost any format into .ogg format. In addition, some browsers enable you to use other video formats with the <video> element.

In this lesson, we’ll play an .ogg video in an HTML5 web page, including displaying controls so the user can control playback.

We’ll also take a look at playing audio in this lesson with the new <audio> element.


One reason the <video> element is so eagerly anticipated is because the Apple iPad does not play Flash video, and the <video> element may ...

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