Wikipedia has partnered with Kaltura video platform provider to add HTML 5 video capabilities to the website. The video technology is the open source WebM from Google. Firefox, Chrome and Opera all are capable of natively playing WebM-encoded video content, and mobile devices are starting to embrace WebM as well.
On the internet, video is a static medium: it rarely changes once uploaded. In contrast, the success of Wikipedia relies on numerous volunteers constantly editing and improving each other’s contributions. Appropriate tools will hopefully reduce this dissonance, like Kaltura’s sequencer, which empowers users to remix videos directly online. Successfully translating its radically collaborative nature to multimedia content will be critical to Wikipedia’s transition into the age of video.
Apple has today revealed a new website dedicated at pushing HTML 5 technology and web standards.
We are guessing this might be hinting that Apple will reveal Safari 5 during WDDC 2010 in the next few days.
Scribd, a service for hosting and sharing documents online, has started moving away from Flash and converting all documents to HTML 5 format. We can see the trend where companies building web applications are moving away from Flash such as YouTube, Google and Apple.
Adobe is having the shakes when it comes to HTML5. Why you may ask? It is because of the iPhone and iPad not supporting flash. Soon we may see Flash being part of history just like floppy drives. Embrace the future Adobe, HTML 5 is gaining traction.
This will surely stop Adobe’s new Flash development tool that compiles Flash apps into native code for the iPhone.
Here is what an employee of Adobe (Lee Brimelow) says about Apple that is now redacted:
Now let me put aside my role as an official representative of Adobe for a moment as I would [like] to make it clear what is going through my mind at the moment. Go screw yourself Apple.
He continue his rant with this:
Many of Adobe’s supporters have mentioned that we should discontinue the Creative Suite products on OS X as a form of retaliation….Personally I will not be giving Apple another cent of my money until there is a leadership change over there. I’ve already moved most of my book, music, and video purchases to Amazon and I will continue to look elsewhere.
This rantings all came from the latest changes to iPhone OS 4 SDK:
Apple is promoting publishers who offer HTML5 video as an alternative to Adobe Flash the company has released a list of iPad-friendly Web sites. The websites are CNN, Reuters, People, TED, New York Times, White House, Flickr, Vimeo, Virgin America, Sports Illustrated, Major League Baseball, and Time.
Where is YouTube because they do have HTML5 video too? Common Apple, please add Google’s YouTube to the list.
We are iPad friendly too
Source: Apple – Ready for iPad
Online video sharing sites, YouTube and Vimeo has launched a test program for showing videos via HTML5 instead of requiring Adobe Flash.