Web Video on Desktop and Devices - Flash and HTML

Right now video is a bit of a mess on the web.

The most widely supported platform for playing video on the desktop is Flash. But some devices notably the iPad and iPhone don't support Flash. If you want to be able to play your video on multiple platforms and devices what can you do?


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Of course as soon as I write this things change a little and Google have announced they will be dropping support for H.264 in their Crome browser and support WebM and Theora.


However the Flash player in Chrome will play H.264 videos just fine even when this happens.
# Posted By Justin Mclean | 1/12/11 11:00 PM
Using an Online Video Platform can really help mitigate the risk and remove the worry of having to encode to multiple formats and target multiple player environments. I've just posted about the challenges video publishers face and how Ooyala can help.

We also help switch to HTML5 video with a dynamic player swap, to help support this environments that don't have Flash Player capabilities.

# Posted By Andrew Spaulding | 1/13/11 5:59 AM
Video platforms certainly take a lot of the hassle out and solve a lot of hosting issues. However they may not be a fit for everyones budget.
# Posted By Justin Mclean | 1/13/11 10:05 PM
Google have confirm continuing support for the Flash player in Crome as the way to play H.264 videos.


No confirmation if they are dropping support for H.264 on Android as well. I would assume not.
# Posted By Justin Mclean | 1/16/11 2:34 AM