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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Playing video files

In order to add native support for videos in the browsers, HTML5 introduced the video element. This is very similar to an audio element, and the same attributes apply since they both share common interface. There are few other attributes that are available only for the video element. Also the codecs for the source are mostly different, for video we have H.264/MPEG-4, VP8, VP9, and Theora.

In this recipe we will see how to use the built-in player by creating a simple page.


HTML5 specification on media elements can be found at

Getting ready

We need a video file to play with our player, so you can pick one on your own. We have picked to use one of the videos available at

The video is called "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by "Walter Lantz Productions" and in 1941 it was nominated for Oscar.

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