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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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YouTube WebM Transcoding Complete for 30% of Videos Which Make up 99% of Views

YouTube WebM Transcoding Complete for 30% of Videos Which Make up 99% of Views

Some sites are reporting that WebM is the most used format at YouTube, but that's not exactly what the blog post says. It says that they have finished transcoding the most viewed videos to WebM and all new uploads are automatically transcoded to it. It's …

Google Android Takes Top Smartphone Operating System Spot, 33% of Market

Google Android Takes Top Smartphone Operating System Spot, 33% of Market

Google Android's expansion in the US smartphone market is continuing to grow as the three month comScore average, ending Febraury 2011, showed that 33% of smartphone users are using Android, up seven percent from 26% during the previous three months ended November 2010. This is …

Vid.ly Universal Video URL Service Goes Public Beta

Vid.ly Universal Video URL Service Goes Public Beta

A while back I wrote about the new vid.ly service from Encoding.com. Well they have been working on it for some time now and today it's ready to throw open its doors and welcome in the public for the rest of the beta period. Vid.ly, …

JW Player 5.5 Gets HTML5 Javascript Plugin Support, HTML5-Specific Configuration

JW Player 5.5 Gets HTML5 Javascript Plugin Support, HTML5 Specific Configuration

Longtail Video announced that JW Player 5.5 is available and features a whole new set of features specifically for HTML5 including a new JavaScript plugin model, and mode-specific configuration options. That now means you should be able to embed once and cover a wide range …

Adobe Releases Wallaby Flash to HTML Converter Preview

Adobe Releases Wallaby Flash to HTML Converter Preview

The cool tool I wrote about some time back from Adobe that will allow you to take your Flash and transport it to HTML will get a preview release today. While it might not be amazingly cool, it could certainly help all those Flash programmers …

HTML5′s New Logo: What’s in a Name, or Rather, a Logo?

HTML5s New Logo: Whats in a Name, or Rather, a Logo?

The W3C just recently unveiled the new logo for HTML5. Why, you ask, does a new version of the hypertext markup language need a new logo? I asked that very same thing. I still haven't really got an answer, but I thought I would look …

Adobe Flash 10.2 Said to be 34% More Efficient, Includes H.264 Hardware Acceleration

Adobe Flash 10.2 Said to be 34% More Efficient, Includes H.264 Hardware Acceleration

Adobe recently announced features for the new 10.2 Flash. Among the claims are 34% more efficient, inclusion of the H.264 codec and support for more mobile devices and platforms. Also, and this seems to be the way the whole industry is going, they have included …

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 …

Opera Mobile Tops 100 Million Users, Still Can’t Show Video

Opera Mobile Tops 100 Million Users, Still Cant Show Video

Opera is becoming a major player in the mobile browsing market it seems with over 100 million mobile users are using it monthly on their phones. That means you need to make sure your content works with it. It works with it right? Oddly, or …

Smartphone Usage Jumps 60%, Android Gains Major Ground

Smartphone Usage Jumps 60%, Android Gains Major Ground

Google's Android is working on taking over the world if we are to believe the latest numbers from comScore from their December 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share. Not only that but the uptake of smartphones is rocketing with a year-to-year change of 60%. What …

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