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The Definitive Guide to HTML5 by Adam Freeman

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C H A P T E R  34

Working with Multimedia

HTML5 includes support for playing back audio and video files in the browser without the use of plugins such as Adobe Flash. Browser plugins are a major cause of browser crashes and Flash, in particular, is a notorious cause of problems.

As a related aside, I have come to loathe Flash for media playback. I like to listen to podcasts when I am writing, and Chrome uses Flash to play these by default. I like the ease of integration, but every now and again something goes wrong and I have a locked-up machine. It drives me crazy and makes me curse Adobe every time. The ubiquity of Flash is useful; the quality of the software leaves a lot to be desired.

As you'll see in this chapter, the HTML support for ...

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