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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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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 …

Google Releases Templates & Web UI for Easier Google TV Site Optimization

Google Releases Templates & Web UI for Easier Google TV Site Optimization

Some time ago we put together a list of tips on formatting your sites so that they would look spiffy in Google TV. They were mostly taken from Google themselves, but now the technology giant has gone even further and have given templates that can …

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 …

Get Your Online Marketing Degree Next Week At 2011 OMS

Get Your Online Marketing Degree Next Week At 2011 OMS

It's that time once again to head into San Diego and check out what's new and exciting in the world of online marketing with the 2011 Online Marketing Summit. The speaker list reads like a who's who in online marketing. Heck, even I recognize some …

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. …

Finding Your Audience with Heat-Seeking Online Video Marketing Missiles

Finding Your Audience with Heat Seeking Online Video Marketing Missiles

Audiences are becoming increasingly fragmented in the ways they find and experience entertainment content and related marketing messages, which can be frustrating for the brands, businesses marketers and advertisers that are trying to reach them. There is indecision and hesitancy about where to best spend …

Vid.ly = Upload Video, Grab URL, Play on Almost Every Connected Device

Vid.ly = Upload Video, Grab URL, Play on Almost Every Connected Device

Rarely do I see an online video service and geek out. But after talking with Jeff Malkin, President of Encoding.com, last week and then testing out the newly launched (private beta) of Vid.ly all I could say was: Oh My God that's cool!

YouTube Quietly Changes Default Embed Code to HTML5-Friendly iFrames

YouTube Quietly Changes Default Embed Code to HTML5 Friendly iFrames

Have you ever embedded a YouTube video on a blog or other website? If so, you're probably familiar with the code format–it has long been made up of Flash-based "object" tags. But now, without any formal announcement or promotional fanfare (with the exception of a …

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 …

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