At Viddler, we are working on HTML5 feverishly but allow me to do a quick brain dump on personal thoughts on HTML5. It’s guaranteed that this list will change over time.

The Good:
– Lower CPU requirements
– Open standard
– Works great in mobile environments, keeps power usage low

The Bad
– No support for closed captioning
– Javascript based when you want to design the player
– Javascript is a security risk for hosted environments, like Tumblr, Facebook, WordPress.com, RSS Readers
– No Internet Explorer support (coming in IE9)
– Lack of Security on Stream. tags need open access to streams.
– Ad Serving Not Possible, initial implementations include giving out Javascript tags
– Autoplays randomly when loading pages using default tag
– No Room for Interactive Experiences – Overlays/Sharing functionality/

As of today, support HTML5, it’s great in mobile experiences, but it has a long way to go before coming the default in desktop browsers.

 

7 Responses to Good and Bad of HTML5 Video

  1. Robert says:

    I agree with you on this but, HTML5 is better than flash regardless. I will ALWAYS take less features over more CPU usage. I love keeping my CPU down to around 30% when watching any video.

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  3. I guess giving viewer options in browser is important. Make a valid point.

  4. click says:

    I agree with you on this

  5. support HTML5, it’s great in mobile experiences, but it has a long way to go before coming the default in desktop browsers.

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