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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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Tribeca Film Festival Goes Digital with Brightcove, Expands Reach Immensely

Tribeca Film Festival Goes Digital with Brightcove, Expands Reach Immensely

Tribeca Film Festival is going digital with the help of Brightcove. The festival,  which runs from April 18 – 29 in New York, is going to use the Brightcove Video Cloud. It's not just about the current festival content but also about the back catalog …

Video Email Demythified – The Case for Video in Email: Part 2

Video Email Demythified   The Case for Video in Email: Part 2

For over a decade, marketers were told that the only way to implement video in email campaigns was to include a link in the email pointing to a video playing on a landing page.  Placing a video in the email message itself was looked upon …

Video Email Marketing Has Finally Arrived – The Case for Video in Email: Part 1

Video Email Marketing Has Finally Arrived   The Case for Video in Email: Part 1

For nearly fifteen years, technologists have tried to solve the problem of how to integrate video and other forms of rich media into email.  The idea was that people wanted to have richer, fuller Internet experiences right in the inbox, without the need to click …

Firefox to Stop Pushing WebM and Give in to H.264? What’s that Mean to You

Firefox to Stop Pushing WebM and Give in to H.264? Whats that Mean to You

It's a dark day indeed for online video, H.264 has seemingly won the war without any real battles being fought. Google has yet to remove H.264 from Chrome and now someone high up at Firefox has pretty much stated that they're throwing in the towel …

MPEG DASH Gains Industry Support As “Streaming Media Standard”

MPEG DASH Gains Industry Support As Streaming Media Standard

Well, it seems some companies, including Netflix and Microsoft, have got together behind a single format for media streaming. The format, MPEG DASH, now has its own Promoters Group. DASH, or dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP, was just finalized in November and allows for, obviously, …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – New YouTube Channel Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   New YouTube Channel Edition

After a busy week, and a relaxing weekend, it's nearly time to start the cycle all over again. But before you dive into the routine tomorrow, take a few moments to catch up on the stories from the past week in the world of online …

JW Player 5.9 Beefs Up HTML5 Experience For Android & iOS

JW Player 5.9 Beefs Up HTML5 Experience For Android & iOS

JW Player has been around for a very long time and is a great little video player, I even use it at Gamers Daily News, in fact. The recent update to version 5.9 brought with it some interesting improvements in the HTML5 area I thought …

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up – YouTube Channels Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   YouTube Channels Edition

This week, you probably missed even more online video news stories than normal. But you'll be forgiven, since you were no doubt scrambling around getting all the details together for your killer Super Bowl party. And in just a few hours, that party will begin. …

Vzaar: An Affordable, Customizable Business Video Platform

Vzaar: An Affordable, Customizable Business Video Platform

Two years ago, I took a look at Vzaar, an online video hosting & delivery platform, and gave them a fairly good write up. But a lot of things can change in two years, just look at ReelSEO for example, and so, I thought it time …

The State Of HTML5 Video – Growing, But Also Kind Of A Mess

The State Of HTML5 Video   Growing, But Also Kind Of A Mess

Remember all the hustle and bustle there was to get HTML5 off the ground and implement immediately even though there was no standard codec, it lacks tons of functionality and all that? LongTail Video does and they broke down just where it all stands now …

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