Keeping it Simple

March 19th, 2013

The beauty of HTML5 is that it doesn’t require advance knowledge to be able to publish video on the web, however because of the non-consensus between supported video codecs in browsers, it requires jumping through many hoops to be able to support both free software and proprietary web browsers. Instead, how about we keep it simple and only support the free software browsers, so that sharing video remains simple.

Search Engine Optimization

October 31st, 2011

It’s been more than two years now since I’ve posted here last. I haven’t updated the project, though may receive attention later. I would like to combine the project with another that has come up in the last two years called, MediaElement.js . I’ve determined that the “Share” feature is a bad idea, originally wasn’t my idea, and introduces so much complexity, the project becomes unmaintainable. It’s designed around the idea that people are not able to make a copy of the video, where this is best used for videos that can be copied and licensed in the appropriate way, such as using a Creative Commons license.

There is also a great deal of support for HTML5 video when dealing with feeds, mobile (no flash), and search engine optimizations. There are a few people that were interested and following this plugin that were big into SEO.

For yet another reason to adopt HTML5 video, I’m pleased to note that HTML5 video is now appearing with appropriate thumbnails in search results.
html5_insearch_results

UniversVideo Python Package

July 8th, 2009

There is now also a Python module for Univers Video that will integrate with any Python web framework / toolset (Django, CherryPy, Werkzeug) rather easily.

Or get it from the Cheese Shop:

$ sudo easy_install universvideo

Update: For more details go to: UniversVideo — Braydon’s Free Software Blog.

Video for Everybody!

July 4th, 2009

So I’ve added in the Video for Everybody HTML code block for graceful JavaScript fallback. JavaScript is used to detect if there are enough capabilities of the browser to support the custom JavaScript HTML5 video controls, but JavaScript is not required.

Grab it while it is hot!
http://universvideo.braydon.com/wp-univers-0.2.tar.gz
http://universvideo.braydon.com/wp-univers-0.2.zip

Firefox 3.5 is out!

June 30th, 2009

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Advanced Beauty No.5

June 11th, 2009

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