Overview of Web Media1:34 with Nick Pettit
HTML allows us to create standards-based video and audio players that don't require the use of plugins. Adding video and audio to a webpage is almost as easy as adding an image or formatting some text.
[MUSIC] 0:00 Text and images have always been the foundation of web content, 0:04 but more than ever, video and audio are also a part of that content mix. 0:08 In this project, we'll learn how to use the HTML video and 0:13 audio elements to play back media. 0:17 We'll also learn how to add features like captioning and custom playback controls. 0:20 First, let's take a look at the project. 0:25 It's actually pretty simple, 0:28 it's just a video player on a web page along with an audio player. 0:30 This may not look very impressive, but if you've been working in web technology for 0:35 even just a few years, you probably know how long it took for 0:39 web technology to catch up with video. 0:43 Video on the web used to involve plugins like QuickTime, Flash, RealPlayer, and 0:46 several others. 0:51 However, using browser plugins is typically bad for 0:52 accessibility, mobile devices, battery life, and many other factors. 0:56 If you can avoid browser plugins, you should. 1:00 Fortunately, we can create standards based video and 1:04 audio players that don't require the use of plugins. 1:07 Adding video and audio to a webpage is almost as easy as adding an image or 1:11 formatting some text. 1:16 In this course, we're going to spend most of our time focusing on just two elements, 1:18 the video element and the audio element. 1:23 We'll learn about a few others, but those two are the most important. 1:26 Now, let's move on and give the video element a try. 1:30
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