Deliver video seamlessly to desktop and mobile devices

With the introduction of HTML5, developers have acquired a new tool for delivering video to their audiences. Alongside the juggernaut Flash Player – installed in 99 per cent of internet-enabled personal computers – HTML5 is poised to be a major player in the video world.

However, for better or worse, the HTML5 specification doesn’t rigidly define all aspects of video delivery, and the inevitable format wars that arise in such cases are making life a little difficult for developers and content creators everywhere. This multi-part series looks at how to navigate these ever-changing waters. This first installment will discuss how to use HTML5 in conjunction with Flash Player to reach the widest possible audience, and how to create video assets in all the forms required to achieve this goal.

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