Popcorn Maker transforms web video

Mozilla has released Popcorn Maker, a tool that enables you to "enhance, remix and share web video". We first reported on Popcorn.js a year ago, but this latest release shifts the project from being available mostly to developers to putting the power in everyone's hands, to paraphrase Brett Gaylor, Mozilla's director of Popcorn (which is probably the best job title ever).

Matt Thompson, chief storyteller and communications director at The Mozilla Foundation, told .net Popcorn Maker's importance is largely in making video "work like the rest of the web". Rather than web video continuing to be locked in a little black box, gradually improving only in terms of picture quality and size, Popcorn "uses the power of HTML5 to open up whole new web-centric possibilities for video, audio and storytelling, making it linkable, searchable, 'commentable', and interactive". In short, Thompson said, Popcorn "allows people to pull the rest of the web right into the action of the story or experience they're trying to create".

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