dale at ucsc.edu
Tue Oct 14 15:45:22 PDT 2008
Just wanted to give this list heads up about the mv_embed library we use
on the metavid.org site.
The idea of the library is to abstract an ~html5 like~ video
implementation for multiple underlining plugin types. Allowing a web
designer to target a single extended DOM element with html5 like
properties and have it apply across many different underlining browser
can use the the video tag. A top level video tag with child flash and
ogg source types is also supported (the library auto-negotiates what the
client can playback based on plugin detection and then selects that
format for display)
The library also supports seeking, remote embedding, inline display of
timed text/html (via CMML), skinning the play controls via css, the ROE
media description format, thumbnails and other features.
more info at:
the metavid.org site of course makes heavy use of the library for its
collaborative transcription and annotation system for pubic domain us
house and senate floor footage. more info about metavid at:
http://metavid.org or the blog: http://metavid.org/blog
What do people think about this approach to support older browsers or
browsers that are slow to pick up the tag?
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