Mozilla boosts web video with Popcorn.js

Version 1.0 of Mozilla's Popcorn.js, which it likens to jQuery for video, has been released. The open source project offers the potential to greatly enhance interactive video online. We spoke to Mozilla's Brett Gaylor, project lead of Web Made Movies and Popcorn.js, about the project and how it might affect the future of video.

"Mozilla's goal is to make video work more like the web and to have the ability to integrate other web content into video productions. Rather than video on the web being a 'black box' of television embedded online, video is going to become far more dynamic, real time and social," said Gaylor. Popcorn can help you achieve such goals by giving you the ability to link specific times within a video to related content out on the web, which, according to Gaylor "enables users to design and create with some really inventive features".

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