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Presenting HTML5 Video with Dreamweaver CS5

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Want to present video in your Dreamweaver-built website, but not sure you want to use Flash video? David Karlins, author of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: Essential Techniques, has the solution. This tutorial shows you in easy-to-follow steps how to work with Dreamweaver in your site to implement HTML5 video that will work with many browsers.


In this rather compressed tutorial, I've walked you through a solution that presents HTML5 video in Safari or Chrome (even on Apple's mobile devices), while making video accessible to non-HTML5 browsers, as well as browsers that don't support the H.264 format.

As we've seen, no one-size-fits-all solution exists for embedding HTML5 video. Not all browsers support HTML5, and of those that do, not all support the dominant H.264 video file format. This isn't a situation that web designers (or web video viewers) chose, but it's the challenge you face when you prepare video for the Web.