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Video formats for web

Jun 12th, 2014 by Max Tokman

We are often asked to provide our, ahem, expert advice on video formats for web.  The short answer is that there is no single video format that is supported globally across all browsers.  With responsive and adaptive design being the new standard in content delivery, we have to aim for canvassing a much larger audience and range of devices, which means preparing each video in 3 different formats - mp4, webm, ogv.  Table below provides a quick overview of browsers supporting each format.

 

MP4

WebM

Ogg

Internet Explorer

YES

NO

NO

Firefox*

NO

YES

YES

Google Chrome

YES

YES

YES

Safari

YES

NO

NO

Opera

NO

YES

YES

* Firefox 21+ running on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, and Android now supports MP4

The good news is that we are the ones creating all the video files during initial build and you do not need to concern yourself with the intricacies of video conversion and compression. All we need are the uncompressed, high quality video files (usually Quicktime) and we do the rest, including preparing files for instantaneous playback.

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Jun 18th, 2014 by Max Tokman

Short answer - it is not. Adobe is always torn between noble aspirations of creating unified design / development software and the less elevated urge to make money by selling that same tool as multiple products. Hence the ongoing parade of various stiffs, headlined by ImageReady and closely followed by Fire...

Jun 6th, 2014 by Max Tokman

A new vulnerability in OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0224, was reported yesterday 6/5/14. This should not be a concern for any of our customers, as we updated OpenSSL the same day and sites under our management are fully protected. Vulnerability description: https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20140605.txt ...