Chapter 15. Incorporating Sound and Video
In this chapter, you will:
Choose multimedia formats and codecs
Use the <video> tag
Use the <audio> tag
Playing video and audio on the web is a bit more difficult than other web-related tasks. This stems from the multitude of formats that are available from competing vendors and open source groups. These formats have varying degrees of support in the popular modern web browsers; often they have no support at all in older browsers. Together, these factors make it difficult to deliver audio and video that’s consistently playable for all of your visitors.
The addition of the <video> and <audio> tags in HTML5 makes the process of delivering and playing video and audio more ...