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HTML5 Video Facts And Fiction

02.07.2011
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The next generation of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards promises to usher in new levels of interactivity and interoperability on the Web, but the transformation won't happen overnight.



The media is buzzing about the promise of what HTML5 has to offer for the future of online interactive experiences, but buzz often generates along with it a lot of hype. At the same time, people are nervous about the current state of the standard, which browsers require what codecs, and how to future-proof their online media investments.

Our buddies at Brightcove attempt to set the record straight with a new whitepaper: HTML5 Video Facts & Fiction. Does HTML5 kill Flash and plug-ins? Is HTML5 video ready for prime time? They cover everything you need to know about the current and future state of one of the most important emerging standards for cross-platform online video delivery, HTML5.

The report is free, but registration is required.

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