Google Chrome drops support for H.264

Google announced today that they are dropping support for H.264 video codec in Chromium, the open source project in which Chrome is based. Google claims that the move is to enforce support of open technologies, like the WebM and OGG Theora formats. This is the second time in tris week where a move supposedly to… Continue reading Google Chrome drops support for H.264

Exploring new input types in HTML 5

HTML 5 is not only about the endless possibilities of the <canvas> element or the awesome multimedia support with the <video> tag. HTML 5 offers a wide new range of input types for specific situations, such as url, email, date, etc. In this post we will explore these new HTML 5 input types, along with… Continue reading Exploring new input types in HTML 5

Pocket guide to HTML5 and Video

There's currently a lot of hype on the web regarding HTML 5 and its relationship with open (or not) standards video. Ogg, Theora, WebM, Vorbis, VP8. All these new terms are part of these new world of possibilities brought by HTML 5 and the inclusion of the video tag. In this guide we will explore how to encode a video in a format suitable for HTML 5 delivery, how to insert this video in our web page and what are the video players currently available.