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Adobe Edge: Animated Web Content With HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript

Adobe Edge: Animated Web Content With HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript

Adobe is all about Flash, or are they? While supporting their existing products, they are also taking on an approach to allow it [Flash] to co-exist with HTML5. Gaming, media and data-driven applications are all done in Flash already, so in HTML5 they want to ...

The Secret to Encoding High Quality Web Video: Tutorial

The Secret to Encoding High Quality Web Video: Tutorial

I like making money as much as the next guy, but the last three or four consulting clients all shared a problem so basic that I was almost embarrassed to take their money. Specifically, they came to me concerned about poor video quality, and the ...

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG-LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

The HTML5 video codec war just exploded! MPEG-LA, who you will remember holds the H.264 patent pool, just invaded Googlonia with a call for patent claims on the VP8 video codec. You will remember that Apple is a member of the H.264 owners, along with ...

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, has lobbed a 3,000 word grenade at Google. The grenade is a lengthy description of why Microsoft will now support H.264 for web video in their Internet Explorer web browser and allow users to load a third-party codec for WebM. The one ...

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

My last post described, what Google's decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of its own WebM format means for you, and concluded that this situation creates even more complexity video publishers, along with the potential of a massive increase in video publishing costs. ...

Google Chrome To Drop H264 - How Will This Affect You?

Google Chrome To Drop H264   How Will This Affect You?

Just when it appeared that the online video industry was moving toward a video standard, with H.264 video playback in HTML5 – more chaos ensued with Google's announcement of its plans to phase out support for H.264 in its Chrome browser, in favor of open ...

Online Video Moves: 4G Film, Mpeg-2, Acquisitions and A Blackberry On Top

Online Video Moves: 4G Film, Mpeg 2, Acquisitions and A Blackberry On Top

Life is sweet, like a well-made dessert. But we'll have to wait until the moment before it's ready to eat to find out about that Blackberry on top. If you've got a keen mind or a sharp eye, you already know what that ominous fruit ...

Encoding.com Offers HTML5 Preset Options for Ogg Theora, WebM VP8 on H.264

Encoding.com Offers HTML5 Preset Options for Ogg Theora, WebM VP8 on H.264

Encoding.com, one of the coolest places to do quick transcoding of video online, or online video for that matter, have just announced several new presets aimed at the HTML5 video market. This should make things easier for everyone using the service and wanting to support ...

Google's VP8 WebM and HTML5 - What It Means for You

Googles VP8 WebM and HTML5   What It Means for You

Several months ago, Google bought ON2, the company behind the successful video codecs VP6 (used in Flash) and VP7 (used in Skype). Ever since the first rumors of this acquisition emerged, the online video community has speculated what this would mean for HTML5 video and its current issues ...

The "Reel" Deal With HTML5 Video - Not Quite There Yet

The Reel Deal With HTML5 Video   Not Quite There Yet

Online video is an exciting field to work in. As creator of the JW Player, I'm privileged to be at the forefront of the industry. Every week, our team receives thousands of emails from web developers regarding various bug reports, product feature requests and general ...

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