Chapter 7. Video and Audio

In 2005, Web 2.0 gained a new standard-bearer. It was based in hot new technology, attracted people and venture capital dollars, and above all, it was viral. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention viral.

And yet, the technology that drove this company wasn’t Ajax. What made YouTube an instant hit was web video. YouTube took advantage of the video functionality found in Flash Player, not to mention gigabits of bandwidth, to deliver one of the most addictive experiences on the Web.

If you’re looking to be the next YouTube, this book won’t help you. In fact, maybe nothing will, unless you’re a CEO of a Fortune 100 company and you’re looking to unload a few billion dollars on hosting, content monitoring and ...

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