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Hi, happy holidays! Could someone guide me to information and possibly products that have the ability to use any type of web video you choose. I am trying to understand how video players (Youtube would be a good example) send video content via Flash and jQuery players that play HTML5 video. I have heard the term Flash fallback, and can’t understand why the fallback would be Flash when I would think it should be falling back on HTML5 when a device other than a computer is accessing it. I was under the impression that with all of the HTML5 video improvement Flash is still the most robust multimedia available when the device can use it. I am aware that the iPhone, iPad, and other popular phones can’t view Flash. Even link to training for how this done and the best practices would be a great help. Thanks

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OriginalEXE
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Maybe this will help you: http://www.videojs.com/

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Youtube, vimeo etc use iframes to deliver video, meaning that they will decide what type of video player to deliver. While some android web browsers can play flash content, html5 is a much better solution for handheld devices.

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Do you mean <iframe> the HTML tag? If so I am trying to find out how it makes this decision. I was thinking based on a CSS media query? Thanks for the reply.

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As far as I know, it’s probably testing for html5 video capability via javascript.

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How does one determine a method of what some(like) YouTube are using for there player? How did you detect the <iframe> thing? I did check out what the OriginalEXE posted and it is a great find. I mean to start building your own type of player/delivery, but I would still like to know how to determine which features I am looking at. Thanks

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Maybe this will help you: http://www.videojs.com/

Thanks for showing that!!!

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