Monday, September 20th, 2010

Video Conferencing with the HTML5 Device Element

Category: HTML, Standards, Video

Did you know that work is being done to enable videoconferencing from HTML5 applications? Ian Hickson has been doing work on the element in a separate draft to make this possible. The element will be used to allow the user to give permission to a page to use a device, such as a video camera. Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am

3 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

CSS 3 Live: Progressive Enhancement

Category: CSS, Tutorial, Video

From SitePoint comes a nice series of videos on CSS3, called CSS Live. Here’s one on Progressive Enhancement when using CSS3 features:

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:00 am

2.8 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

HTML5 Video; YouTube Perspective

Category: Video

The YouTube API blog put their point of view on HTML5 video on the table. I would love to know why they felt like this was the right time, and what their angle is. I find myself often confused with the Google strategy. On one hand they are doing amazing things for the Open Web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 am

3.8 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

WebM: The On2 codec is here, with support from Google, Mozilla, and Opera

Category: Google, Video

The WebM project is dedicated to developing a high-quality, open video format for the web that is freely available to everyone. The WebM launch is supported by Mozilla, Opera, Google and more than forty other publishers, software and hardware vendors. WebM is an open, royalty-free, media file format designed for the web. WebM defines the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:46 am

4 rating from 1 votes

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Projekktor: Simply Mighty Video

Category: JavaScript, Library, Video

Projekktor is another JavaScript library that sits on top of the <video> tag to provide richer chrome and features, and also backwards compatibility via Flash. Once you load the shim, you can setup config and then you just have to use video: < View plain text > HTML <script type="text/javascript">         // Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:36 am

3.8 rating from 4 votes

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Blowing up HTML5 video

Category: Canvas, Video

Sean Christmann has been experimenting with canvas and HTML 5 video. The results? Blowing up a HTML5 video: He considers the implementation to be ”bit of hackish” though and explains why: Don’t ask me why, but copying pixel data out of a video tag is expensive, so expensive that drawing it into a temporary canvas, Read the rest…

Posted by José Jeria at 10:59 am
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5 rating from 2 votes

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Google to open source On2 VP8 codec at Google I/O?

Category: Video

There was a big cheer at last years Google I/O when Google Wave was demoed. It made a great demo and really showed that the Web can do a looooot more than we think. It sounds like we will have another big cheer moment for this years Google I/O though, and it will won’t be Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:15 am

4.7 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Open Web Video Puzzle

Category: Canvas, Video

This is a fun one. The Open Video Sliding Puzzle takes a running video (from the public videos project) cuts it up, and builds a sliding puzzle on the fly. How does it work? Why Canvas and HTML5 video of course: < View plain text > javascript for (var i=0;i&lt;12;i++){         var Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:10 am

3.8 rating from 18 votes

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Ambilight Sample; video and canvas

Category: Canvas, Examples, Video

Sergey Chikuyonok gets his Philips Ambilight foo on as he created a HTML5 video + canvas sample that mimics the TV effect. As the video runs, a snapshot is sent over to JavaScript land where colors are worked out: function getMidColors(side) { var w = buffer.width, h = buffer.height, lamps = getOption(‘lamps’), block_width = getOption(‘block_size’), Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am

4.5 rating from 49 votes

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

YouTube and Vimeo turn on HTML5 video tag

Category: Showcase, Video

At Google I/O the team showed a demo of YouTube running video right in the browser, instead of in the rectangle of Flash. Now, that URL takes you to the beta, which you can opt-in too. I am torn on what to write on this showcase though…. so, especially since it is Friday, here are Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:21 am

4.6 rating from 44 votes

Monday, December 21st, 2009

HTML5 Video Autobuffers, Always

Category: Video

John Gruber of Daring Fireball says that the HTML5 video element, simple as it is, always autobuffers on Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. It’s something others have also come up against. Any videos on the page will start downloading right away, regardless of the “autobuffer” attribute’s setting: The HTML5 spec defines an autobuffer attribute for the Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 6:56 pm

3.8 rating from 32 votes

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Apple goes live with HTML5 video

Category: Apple, Showcase, Video

Apple has a fair amount of video on their site, and now you will find it displayed via <video> As always, it looks very nice indeed. The video controls look very much like the new Quicktime X: All via the code: Of course, for all the deets on video, check out brother Mark.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:52 am

3.3 rating from 72 votes

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Google buying On2; New twist in the hope for Open Video

Category: Google, Video

Today, video is an important part of many people’s everyday activities on the Internet and a big part of many Google products. Because we spend a lot of time working to make the overall web experience better for users, we think that video compression technology should be a part of the web platform. To that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am

4.5 rating from 31 votes

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Fun with 3D CSS and video

Category: CSS, Video

How about starting the week with something fun. Zach Johnson has been having fun with 3D effects via CSS such as his isocube above, which is brought to you with simple HTML (including a video tag for a playing video on the surface!) and some CSS like this: < View plain text > css .face Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:14 am

3.5 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Open Codecs, Open Video

Category: Video

There has been a nice discussion H.264-in-<video> vs plugin APIs on the WhatWG list. This lead to Greg Maxwell posting about his experience with the quality of Ogg Theora with real world examples, and Chris Blizzard linked it up with 35 days offering the following lead in: The codecs being discussed are the same ones Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:26 am

4.5 rating from 47 votes

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Firefogg: Ogg Theora Encoding Plugin

Category: Utility, Video

Test Drive the latest Thusnelda theora encoder with in-browser Video Encoder Firefogg. Firefogg is an open source extension written by xiph hacker Jan Gerber that lets web developers request ogg video from their users. Since Firefogg is a Firefox extension it allows users to stay up to date with the latest and greatest theora encoder Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:04 am

4.3 rating from 21 votes

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