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Streaming video on the Web: a good example of more work to do

Yesterday we announced the
HTML5 Recommendation. One of the most significant features of HTML5,
and one that has been deployed for some time, is the <video>
element, which will make it easier to include video in pages and
applications without requiring users to download plug-ins.

There is already strong
browser support for video
today, but we have more work to do on
interoperable support for streaming video. That is why we are working
on a number of specifications to support streaming media
interoperability, including Media Source Extensions,
currently a Candidate Recommendation.

We ran into live stream interop issues as
part of planning our W3C20 Webcast today
(from 3pm-6pm Pacific Time) and ensuring the widest audience as
possible. The deployed solutions we found (and will be using) rely on Flash plugins and
other platform-specific approaches such as HTTP Live Streaming (HLS).

Despite that limitation, we are happy to offer the live
stream with captions to those who cannot join us in Santa
Clara
.

Interoperable streaming is just one area where we want to make it
easier for developers and users to play video and audio on the Web. We
still need Royalty-Free codecs, the ability to play the content on
second screens, improved support for accessibility, and more.

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