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Video Support, 2012

Well, if you saw the post below, you may have realized that video support is still not universal. That QuickTime .mov format your iPhone recorded doesn’t just drop into a HTML5 video tag and magically start working on every browser in every configuration. Those of us without certain plugins were treated to a solid grey box at best.

At the same time, there’s a growing panic– what do we do about mobile devices? Some of them support Flash, but the number is likely to plateau, and still excludes many signature devices (such as anything Apple makes).

In the past, the answer for video was “encode it as FLV, and hope for the best.” But what about now? I propose the following heirarchy for video offerings, based on compatibility needs today.
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