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The Ultimate HTML5 Video Guide

Start here! Confused about what HTML5 video is? Not sure how to start using it on your site? Not sure why you'd want to? Start here.

This is OnlineVideo.net's first Ultimate Guide, and it focuses on the biggest question mark in online video: HTML5 video. The sudden rise of this new method of streaming video has a lot of people confused. By talking to people in the industry, we've found that it isn't only newcomers who have questions. Even experienced video professionals aren't sure what formats are supported or what features are included.

If you have questions about HTML5 video, dive into this selection of resources. All of them were created by OnlineVideo.net's team of experts with the sole purpose of making the area clearer to you. We'll be adding new features, videos, and news items over time, so bookmark the site and check back. If you find you still have questions, just post them below and we'll get you the answers.

The Ultimate HTML5 Video GuideFeatures

HTML5 Video FAQs: Your Questions Answered
If you're unclear about what HTML5 video is or what it can do, we've got you covered. Look here for all the details.

HTML5: What You Need to Know
Thanks to Google, Steve Jobs, and the iPad, there's been plenty of buzz about HTML5 video.

HTML5 Vs. Flash
Sometimes HTML5 Video is your best friend and sometimes you're better off sticking with trusty old Flash. Here's how to tell the difference.

The H.264 Basics
Not sure what H.264 video is or what browsers can play it? Read this simple Q&A to get your bearings.

The WebM Basics
If you've heard buzz about a new video format but aren't sure what that means, this is the place to start.

Myths and Misconceptions About HTML5
Wondering what HTML5 is really good for? Well, wonder no more.

Defending the HTML5 Myths
We revisit our controversial HTML5 Myths and Misconceptions article, looking at the future of HTML5 video and replying to reader's comments.

Is HTML5 Video a Security Threat?
There aren't security holes in HTML5 yet, but malware experts are already examining ways that it could be exploited.


How to Get Your Videos to Play on an iPad
With Apple keeping Flash off the iPad and iPhone, you'll need to convert your videos to HTML5 if you want them to play on HTML5 devices. It might sound difficult, but this guide makes it easy.

H.264 Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared
If you're not sure where to get the best results when encoding H.264 video, you're in the right place. Jan Ozer surveys the five most popular options in this video.

WebM Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared
In this video evaluation, Jan Ozer looks at five popular WebM encoders—Miro Video Encoder, Firefogg, Wildfrom Flix WebM, Telestream Episode Pro, and Sorenson Squeeze 7—and shows you why some are quite good and others aren't worth your time.


The SublimeVideo Player: The Easiest Way to Add an HTML5 Video Player to Your Site
The cloud-based SublimeVideo Player makes adding HTML5 video as simple as adding a few lines of code.

Granicus Expands with Flash and HTML5 Video
The online video platform specifically for government institutions increases the streaming formats it offers.

Brightcove Highlights HTML5 Video Use
A blog post shows how companies large and small are reaching out to mobile viewers.

KickApps Lets You Create HTML5 Players with Drag-and-Drop Simplicity
If you want to get your videos shown on Apple devices, KickApps offers the tools to do it—no coding required.

Brightcove Lets You Serve Ads on iPads and Other HTML5 Devices
HTML5 video is growing up quickly; will soon have the ability to serve ads and create revenue.

Troy Dreier's article first appeared on OnlineVideo.net

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