HTML5 Video How-To

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Learn
  • Converting videos into a valid HTML5 format
  • Setting up playback support for videos from within your web pages or browser
  • Embedding videos using the HTML5 standard
  • Publishing videos to popular hosting sites, such as YouTube or VideoBin
  • Setting up fall-back support for older browsers
  • Support for cross-browser playback, using a HTML5 polyfill
  • Building your own custom video player using jQuery
  • Creating a theme for use with your video player
  • Adding subtitles to your video
  • Presenting videos using a "lightbox" effect
About

Publishing videos online has been around for a number of years, although has really taken off with the advent of video sharing sites such as YouTube. The power of video is huge if done well; it can present a lot of information in a more visually engaging manner than using written text and pictures. Done badly though – it can present real problems to the company or individual hosting the video, that have the potential to cause some real harm!

"HTML5 Video How-To" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear step-by-step exercises, which will help you take advantage of the real power that is behind HTML5 video, and give you a good grounding in using it in your web pages.

This book looks at the HTML5 video formats available, and breaks down the mystery and confusion that surrounds which format to use. It will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to take advantage of the new HTML5 video standard, quickly and painlessly.

You will also learn how to build your own video player using jQuery, or by using one of the pre-built libraries available. We will also take a look at adding functionality such as lightbox effects, or subtitles, as well as how to publish videos to popular hosting sites, such as YouTube or VideoBin. If you want to take advantage of using the new HTML5 video format, then this is the book for you.

You will learn everything you need to know to convert videos into the right format, as well as how to display them in your browser or web pages, across multiple platforms.

Features
  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Encode and embed videos into web pages using the HTML5 video standard
  • Publish videos to popular sites, such as YouTube or VideoBin
  • Provide cross-browser support for HTML5 videos and create your own custom video player using jQuery
Page Count 80
Course Length 2 hours 24 minutes
ISBN 9781849693653
Date Of Publication 2 Oct 2012

Authors

Alex Libby

Alex Libby has a background in IT support. He has been involved in supporting end users for almost 20 years in a variety of different environments; a recent change in role now sees Alex working as an MVT test developer for a global distributor based in the UK. Although Alex gets to play with different technologies in his day job, his first true love has always been with the open source movement, and in particular experimenting with CSS/CSS3, jQuery, and HTML5. To date, Alex has written 11 books on subjects such as jQuery, HTML5 Video, SASS, and CSS for Packt, and has reviewed several more. Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Essentials is Alex's twelfth book for Packt, and second completed as a collaboration project.