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Video Presentation on the Web?

Aug 31, 2013 12:33 PM

Tags: #flash #video #html5

Can someone suggest or point to a article that would explain the preferred method of presenting video on the web today? So that when I am building web pages...Should I spend more time on video presentation tools using either Flash or HTML5 players?


Does it make a difference? If I am putting together web pages to display videos should I use a HTML5 video player or use FLASH player? I am a little confused which I should focus on or both? Any input would be appreciated..Thanks!

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    Aug 31, 2013 12:50 PM   in reply to MichaelRomine

    Flash cannot be seen in many of the newest handheld devices. I would recommend using something like for best compatibility, or checking out HTML5 video:

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    Aug 31, 2013 1:19 PM   in reply to MichaelRomine

    Definitely HTML5 video.  Flash on the web is pretty much dead.  If you don't mind rendering &  hosting 3 file types:  .mp4, .ogv and .webm, then you can code your own pretty easily. 



    <!doctype html>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <title>HTML5 with Video</title>
    <!--[if lt IE 9]><script src=""></script><![endif]-->
    video {max-width:100%;}
    <!--begin video-->
    <video controls>
    <source src="YourVideo.mp4" type='video/mp4' />
     <source src="YourVideo.webm" type='video/webm' />
     <source src="YourVideo.ogv" type='video/ogg' />
    <!--end video-->



    If you plan to host a lot of videos, I highly recommend Pickle Player.  It works in all devices with just one file type: either MP4 or M4V for web. Pickle also supports poster frames, playlists and customizable player skins.




    Nancy O.

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