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Articles Tagged ‘video’

Video files in multiple platforms

Monday, May 26th, 2014 by Servage
video We already know that one video format isn’t going to cut it in the real world. At the very least, you need to make two versions of your video: Ogg Theora and MPEG-4 (H.264 video). Some developers prefer WebM instead of Ogg because browser support is nearly as good and the files are smaller. As a fallback for users with browsers that don’t support HTML5 video, you can embed a Flash player on the page or use a service like YouTube or Vimeo, in which case you let them handle the conversion, and you just copy the embed code. In the markup, a series of source elements inside the video element point ...

Compatibility solutions of video files

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by Servage
We already know that one video format isn’t going to cut it in the real world. At the very least, you need to make two versions of your video: Ogg Theora and MPEG-4 (H.264 video). Some developers prefer WebM instead of Ogg because browser support is nearly as good and the files are smaller. As a fallback for users with browsers that don’t support HTML5 video, you can embed a Flash player on the page or use a service like YouTube or Vimeo, in which case you let them handle the conversion, and you just copy the embed code. In the markup, a series of source elements ...

How to add a video to a website

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Servage
I guess it’s about time we got to the markup for adding a video to a web page. Let’s start with an example that assumes you are designing for an environment where you know exactly what browser your user will be using. When this is the case, you can provide only one video format using the src attribute in the video tag (just as you do for an img). The below example shows a movie with the default player in the Chrome browser. We’ll look at the other attributes after the example. <video>...</video> Adds a video player to the page...