HTML5 Multimedia: Develop and Design

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One of the most exciting and talked about aspects of the HTML5 specification is the introduction of in-browser multimedia. Websites no longer have to rely on a third-party tool such as Flash or Silverlight to play video and audio. This book is an easy, approachable guide to building native HTML5 multimedia into a website, from the simplest addition to more advanced features. It's written in a simple, straightforward style that's not too techy, yet advanced enough for the more experienced coder who just needs to ...
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Overview

One of the most exciting and talked about aspects of the HTML5 specification is the introduction of in-browser multimedia. Websites no longer have to rely on a third-party tool such as Flash or Silverlight to play video and audio. This book is an easy, approachable guide to building native HTML5 multimedia into a website, from the simplest addition to more advanced features. It's written in a simple, straightforward style that's not too techy, yet advanced enough for the more experienced coder who just needs to get up to speed on these powerful new capabilities. The book's companion website provides all the examples in a working format for easy access and enhanced visualization for the reader.

Topics include:

  • Using Audio: How to add audio to web documents using the HTML5 audio element.
  • Using Video: How to add video to web documents using the HTML5 video element.
  • JavaScript API and Custom Controls: How to use the HTML5 Media JavaScript API to create custom controls for HTML5 audio and video.
  • Styling Media Elements with CSS: Shows how HTML5 media elements can be styled with CSS2.1 and CSS3.
  • Using Video with SVG: Shows how SVG and HTML5 video can work together.
  • Using Video with Canvas: Introduces the HTML5 canvas element and shows how HTML5 video and canvas can work together.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321793935
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Series: Develop and Design Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 901,232
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to HTML5
Contains a brief history of HTML5 and describes the main structural elements and how to use them.
2. HTML5 Multimedia Elements
Contains a brief history of web multimedia and introduces HTML5 native multimedia and its new elements: audio, video, source, and track.
3. Using Audio
An in-depth explanation, with examples, of how to add audio to web documents using the HTML5 audio element.
4. Using Video
An in-depth explanation, with examples, of how to add video to web documents using the HTML5 video element.
5. JavaScript API and Custom Controls
An in-depth look at how to use the HTML5 Media JavaScript API to create custom controls for HTML5 audio and video.
6. Styling Media Elements with CSS
A quick look at how HTML5 media elements can be styled with CSS2.1 and CSS3.
7. Transitions, Transforms, and Animation
Shows how some of the more exciting additions to CSS3: transitions, transforms, and animations, can be used with HTML5 media elements, with complete examples.
8. Multimedia and Accessibility
Discusses HTML5 media and accessibility, including the WebVTT format and track element and also how to make custom controls more keyboard accessible.
9. Using Video with Canvas
Introduces the HTML5 canvas element and uses simple examples to show how HTML5 video and canvas can work together.
10. Using Video with SVG
Introduces Scalable Vector Graphics and uses simple examples to show how SVG and HTML5 video can work together.
11. Future Features
Discusses some of the future developments that relate to HTML5 Multimedia, such as the getUserMedia API and the Audio and Stream APIs.
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  • Posted April 8, 2012

    Excellent job of explaining this new technology and ample examples

    Chapters 1 and 2 cover the history of HTML5 and explain some of the new semantic elements (i.e., audio, video, header, footer, nav, etc.). Ian explains how several HTML elements have been simplified. For example, the DOCTYPE is now written as <!DOCTYPE html>, the character set in now written simply as <meta charset= “utf-8”> and the <script> tag can be written without the type attributes (type = “text/javascript”) if it is used in an enclosed JavaScript. Moreover, multimedia objects are easier to implement because they are now native to the newer browsers. Ian discusses the advantages of having native multimedia as part of the HTML5 specification---since the object is no longer embedded in the page as a plug-in, it has the benefits of faster speed, native controls and keyboard accessibility. Four new multimedia elements are explored (audio, video, source and track) that make multimedia possible.

    Chapters 3 and 4 cover the audio and video elements in more details. Various audio and video formats are listed and how to implement multiple formats so it can be compatible with multiple browsers and multiple sources. Several resources are also listed to convert to different audio and video formats. In addition, how to use media types, media queries and media attributes together to target different devices (i.e., desktop, smartphone, etc.) are explained with key examples.

    Chapter 5 explains how to use the JavaScript Media API of the HTML5 specification to create custom controls. Detailed code is given on how to create a simple video player with multiple control elements (pause/play, stop, mute, volume control, fast forward/rewind, and progress bar).

    Chapters 6 through 10 cover other topics as it relates to styling media elements with CSS, using transitions, transforms and animation with CSS, accessibility and using video with the Canvas and with SVG.

    Ian has done an excellent job of explaining this new technology and has given ample examples to get a user started with using HTML5 and CSS3 and how to make it useful today as well as in the future.

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