Remember all the hustle and bustle there was to get HTML5 off the ground and implement immediately even though there was no standard codec, it lacks tons of functionality and all that? LongTail Video does and they broke down just where it all stands now in a nice, informative way in the LongTail Video State of HTML5 Video.
They went through six key factors on how HTML5 Video is doing presently to give the industry an overhead look at how things are progressing and I have to say, in some areas it’s quite grim. For example, Internet Explorer 6-8 have no HTML5 support and still account for 28% of the market. Chrome and Firefox do have HTML5 support obviously and account for 47% of the market thankfully. With that large portion of the market, total 32%, not supporting HTMl5, Flash is still extremely relevant as a provider of web-based video.
In terms of codecs and formats, it’s a 50/50 split between MP4 and WebM. Chrome, Firefox and Opera support WebM while IE, Safari, iOS and Android support MP4 only. Odd that Android supports MP4 and not WebM but it’s due to a lack of hardware-based decoders in the devices whereas MP4 decoders are abundant. Chrome has been threatening to drop MP4 support totally and just support WebM but they haven’t pulled the trigger.
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