Native Video in HTML5
An O'Reilly Breakdown
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 2010
Run time: 1 hour 17 minutes

There's probably nothing bigger in the HTML5 landscape than the new video tag. You can play videos without having to use Flash or embed code, and that means your videos are playable on more browsers and more devices. In this video, HTML5 guru David Griffiths shows you the ins and outs of creating a video and then accessing that video's properties through JavaScript

With embed tags and the Flash plugin, you have to send tons of properties to your Flash or embed code to update a video on the fly. With the video tag, though, you'll learn how to use both CSS and JavaScript to affect what the user sees. In fact, by the time you're done with this breakdown, you'll have multiple videos playing, pausing, animating, and resizing on the fly.

The experts in the O'Reilly Breakdown live video series not only break down the concepts of difficult and complex subjects, they also demonstrate practical implementation and use. Each episode features an experienced programmer, developer, or software designer working on real-world challenges, ranging from iPad user interface design and multi-tasking on Android phones to caching in cloud-based applications.

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Great intro to html 5 video

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  • Too much banter

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Comments about oreilly Native Video in HTML5:

HTML5 is becoming more of a standard and reality, but what does it mean to a web designer or programmer? This set of videos goes through the video tag of html5 and answers these questions. How do you embed videos? How do you control the videos? How do you leverage the videos on hardware like the google tv?

The Controlling videos with javascript portion was great to see how much you can do with a little javascript on a video site. The follow up video goes into some concerns when porting this new site to google tv.

I almost dropped it down to 3 stars because of the excessive banter early on but it's still a good video and great way to get a crash course in web video in an hour. I got these videos for free, but they're worth paying for if you are a web designer or interactive programmer.

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