At StreamingMedia Europe this year I hosted a seminar on HTML5 and web standards. I was the skeptic moderator, and on my panel were four users or HTML5 related service providers. Here’s the description, and the video of the session is included below.
A203: HTML5 and Web Video StandardsModerator: Jan Ozer, Principal, Doceo Publishing
Jan Petzold, Multimedia developer, New Media, Deutsche Welle
Michal Tsur, President & Co-Founder, Kaltura
Thomas Vander Stichele, CTO, Flumotion
Jeroen Wijering, Chief Digital Architect, LongTail Video
As video becomes increasingly important on the web, content providers, browser developers and end users can no longer afford to have the primary video delivery mechanisms locked up in standards that cannot be adapted to new environments. This is especially true for emerging trends such as mobile video and cross-device video technologies. HTML5 Video might be the answer, and we’ll discuss what it is, the challenges it’s facing, and how it affects other formats such as Flash and Silverlight, as well as how leading platforms and web giants such as Google, Mozilla, and Apple are supporting it.