Comment 75575

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted March 30, 2012 at 08:50:38 in reply to Comment 75574

HTML5 isn't a standard yet.

HTML5 is a standard in ongoing development, but it is a standard. HTML5 video is still a bit of a moving target, but it's certainly more open and accessible than Silverlight, which even Microsoft admits is not the way forward.

Right now, it is pretty easy to serve HTML5 video in H.264 (supported by IE, Firefox, Chrome, Android and Safari) and VP8 (supported by Firefox, Chrome, Chromium, Android, Opera and Konqueror) with a Flash fallback for older browsers. Certainly it would be a big improvement in accessibilty from Silverlight.

Sidenote: I run Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) at home and am intermittently able to view a city council video stream using Moonlight on Chrome.

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2012-03-30 08:51:26

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