The first part of this chapter deals with the use and misuse of audio and video in web sites. The chapter then provides instructions for embedding an audio clip into a web page and for recording a speech clip. The current file formats for video are mentioned briefly and this is followed by information about the HTML5
<video> tag, the files that it uses, and instructions for embedding video clips into an HTML5 web page.
The problem presented by the lack of support in IE 7 and IE 8 for the
<video> tag are resolved by various fallback methods, fully worked examples of fallbacks are provided. These include YouTube and Vimeo because they provide a relatively easy way of adding video to a web site. You ...