Native multimedia with HTML5

A session at Web Directions @media 2011

Thursday 26th May, 2011

1:40pm to 2:35pm (GMT)

A much-​​​​hyped feature of HTML5 is native multimedia. In this session we’ll look at embedding <audio> and <video> into your pages, and how to make it work cross-​​​​browser and degrade gracefully in older browsers. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!

We’ll look at the pros and the cons of HTML5 multimedia and see how to write simple controls with JavaScript. Most excitingly, we’ll also look at how HTML5 builds in support for subtitles and captions for multimedia accessibility. And you might pick up a Turkish dancing tip on the way.

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Bruce Lawson

Web standards lovegod, @wixeng consultant. Was Deputy CTO, Opera. Co-wrote 'Introducing HTML5'. Has MS. Poetry/ music fan. Bedwetting liberal atheist. RT≠+1. bio from Twitter

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Time 1:40pm2:35pm GMT

Date Thu 26th May 2011

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  • Introducing HTML5
  • Web Accessibility

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