html5 Tag

Over the last several years Flash has been on a slow decline. It arguably started when Steve Jobs said Apple wouldn't support it. As HTML5 came along it slowly started replacing video on the web. Back in 2010 YouTube started using HTML5 video and earlier this year they announced all video would default to HTML5. There's a large contingent out there pushing for, waiting for, cheering...

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Earlier this year Encoding.com published the 2015 Global Media Format Report. Encoding.com is one of the largest cloud-based encoding services with over 2000 publishers. They have a huge amount of data they can use to say what sorts of video formats are actually being used and to identify trends. How much data do they have? Well, they took in 951TB of data (that’s the raw feed...

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Google is at it again. They tweaked their search algorithm to add a preference for mobile-friendly websites in their mobile search results. It’s a good thing, considering about half of all Google searches originate on mobile devices. The downside is that many websites aren’t yet mobile friendly. And if you use video on your site, it can be tricky making sure it works on all...

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There’s been a trend over the last few years in web design: video backgrounds. Instead of static image or color, the background is an actual video that plays fullscreen. It isn’t something I see every day, but in certain sectors they’ve become quite popular. If the idea interests you, make sure you consider the following five things before you rush out and make a video. ...

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The headline read: “As Flash 0day exploits reach new level of meanness, what are users to do?” Wanting to know the answer, I read the article on Arstechnica.com about another set of hackers (or the same, who knows?) exploiting bugs in Adobe’s Flash software. Three times already in 2015 (at the time this blog was written) hackers had exploited bugs in the software. Research into the...

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The dreaded “THE ADOBE FLASH PLAYER IS REQUIRED FOR VIDEO PLAYBACK. GET THE LASTEST FLASH PLAYER” message. Or perhaps you’ve seen “This content requires Flash”. Either way, you’re most likely on an Apple computer or device trying to watch a video in your browser. But you can’t because it uses Flash, a video format created by Adobe. You get that error message because Apple doesn’t like...

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mobile vs desktop

Not long ago there was much rejoicing as WordPress release 3.6 added an HTML5 video and audio player to the core (meaning it’s built-in to the program). WordPress.org announced that users no longer need to add a plugin to have a player that is HTML5 based and cross platform compatible. The secret of this new Wordpress player is mediaelement.js, a JavaScript that is able to...

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The mobile browser  landscape is constantly changing. And HTML5 is still a draft specification. So what’s the current status of mobile compatibility of browsers and HTML5? First let’s look at the current market share worldwide as calculated by statcounter. This chart shows the top 9 mobile browser market shares for the last three months worldwide. The default Android browser is the most used, closely followed by the iPhone...

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