Working with HTML5 video in web projects

February 2013

Software & Technologies

HTML5, CSS, Web Video, Web Design


The HTML5 web standard has opened up many new possibilities for developing rich, interactive content and animations. HTML5 provides support for video and audio playback as well as drawing and graphics on the canvas.


HTML5 introduced the <video> and <audio> tags to the HTML document object model (DOM). These tags enable you to easily add video or audio to your web page directly in HTML. All browsers and devices that implement the standard provide the video player and control interface, so all you have to do is specify the paths to the videos and which options to use.


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