What is HTML 5 Video?
First, lets talk about what HTML 5 is. HTML 5 is the successor to HTML, the standard formatting language used to publish all web sites, and interpreted by all web browsers to display them. HTML 5 is a necessary replacement for traditional HTML because this new standard includes native support for today’s data-rich, interactive web applications. Traditional HTML does not include native support for rich media (videos, animations etc.) whereas HTML 5 does.
Ok, so what is “HTML 5 Video”?
Recently, the HTML 5 specification was updated to state the following:
[Browsers] should support Theora video and Vorbis audio, as well as the Ogg container format.
This is primarily because there are no known patents or royalty arrangements that need be observed in order to produce or consume media encoded with these standards.
Can Mydeo deliver HTML 5 video?
Yes! In fact, we include support for it in all our packages. To get started, sign up for your free 15 day trial or give us a call to discuss.
What do I need to get started?
If you’ve got existing media that you’d like to convert into an HTML 5 video format, you can either do this yourself using a commercial encoder or use our pay as you go encoding service within your account.
You’ll then need your web designers to design you a player and a player page that support HTML 5. Some off the shelf freebies are available for this, check out HTML5video.org as an example.