HTML5 Articles

All about the HTML5 Video Tag, codecs for HTML-5 Video (h.264, webM VP8, ogv, etc…), standards and best practices for HTML5 video publishing, HTML5 vs. Adobe Flash, HTML5 Video + Adobe, etc….

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Hulu Rolls Out Sweeping Changes, Passes On HTML5 Video… for Now

Exactly two weeks ago, YouTube gave their video player a much-needed makeover.  Now it's Hulu's turn… possibly.  Hulu just announced that they will be rolling out a new version of their video player. These changes by Hulu are pretty huge, and widespread, so let's run down …

BrightCove Free Wheels Into HTML 5 Video Ads

Brightcove and FreeWheel have teamed up to offer an HTML 5 ad solution. Now they've said that it's the first of its kind but I seem to remember already writing about some HTML 5 ad solutions so I'm not so sure about that point. We'll …

Steve Jobs’ Flash Dance – Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Steve Jobs Flash Dance   Contradicts Self On Reasons for No Flash for Apple Mobile Platforms

Two big A's continue their row. The latest round was fired by Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in a lengthy blog post entitled 'Thoughts on Flash.' No it's not some new memory technique or a way to save your childhood before old age strips you of …

mDialog Launches Video Platform for HTML5 Mobile Video

ReelSEO’s Grant Crowell covers the video ad platform mDialog at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and talks with founder Gret Philpott about monetization opportunities for businesses using HTML5 video and dynamic ad insertion.

HTML5′s Dark Horse Video Codec, ON2 VP8 From Google

While Google didn't make the VP8 video codec, they did purchase it recently and now, they're announcing [allegedly] that it will be Open Source. What's this mean for HTML 5? It might finally have found a winner of the codec race and a savior, in …

HTML 5 Video Advertising Solutions? Oh Yeah!

HTML 5 isn't even a solid set of standards and yet, we've now already got an ad network for it thanks to MeFeedia who have already launched HTML5 Video as part of their All Player video ad solution. On top of that mDialog also introduced …

Apple IAds HTML 5-based Interactivity

Apple announced they are getting into the mobile ads business with iAds. This was coupled with the Apple iPhone OS 4.0 announcement. They'll offer developers a 60% revenue split and Steve Jobs stated it's all HTML 5-based technology. Nifty!

Silverlight Makes Gains, Shines On Kaltura and Ooyala

Apparently, and I find this rather shocking, Silverlight is installed on 60% of connected devices. SIXTY percent. I am guessing that is mostly because it is now coming pre-installed on Windows machines and smartphones? As a result both Kaltura and Ooyala have begun to support …

Brightcove Embraces HTML5, Passes On Theora Support

Brightcove recently announced that they're on the HTML 5 bandwagon (yah team!) and that they're now offering  HTML5 compatibility for their clients. They call HTML5 implementation cost-prohibitive which makes me wonder just how much work it would be to implement it. I think I smell …

A Baker’s Dozen List of “HTML5″ Video Encoding Tools

A Bakers Dozen List of HTML5 Video Encoding Tools

These aren't really HTML5 video encoders but they do support the two currently competing encoding/compression formats – H.264 MP4 and Ogg Theora. With that in mind it means you could use them to encode your video to formats that work with the HTML 5 video …

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