Nowday Multimedia is very important of our life .
In HTML5 multimedia on website is sound video music and animation.
Multimedia types are different .You can hear or see.
Examples: Pictures, music, sound, videos, records, films, animations, and more.
Web pages often contain multimedia elements of different types and formats.
In this chapter we learn about of multimedia formats.
The first web browsers had support for text only, limited to a single font in a single color.
Later came browsers with support for colors and fonts, and even support for pictures!
The support for sounds, animations, and videos is handled differently by various browsers. Different types and formats are supported, and some formats require extra helper programs (plug-ins) to work.
Hopefully this will become history. HTML5 multimedia promises an easier future for multimedia.
Multimedia such as video and audio are stored in media files.it is easier to identify the type of a file, is to look at the file extension. When a browser look the file extension .htm or .html, it will treat the file as an HTML file. The .xml extension indicates an XML file, and the .css extension indicates a style sheet file. Pictures are recognized by extensions like .gif, .png and .jpg.
Multimedia file are various types of extension such as .mp3..mp4,.avi and .wav etc.
Common Video Formats
|Nowday, MP4 is used for internet video.
MP4 is supported by Flash Players.
MP4 is conman video format.
MP4 is recommended by YouTube.
MP4 is supported by HTML5.
|MPEG. Developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group. it supported by all browser(Firefox,Chrome,Opera etc).This is very popular video format. it is not supported in HTML5.|
|AVI||.avi||AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. Developed by Microsoft.Mostly used in video cameras and TV hardware. Plays well on Windows computers, but not in web browsers.|
|WMV||.wmv||WMV stands for Window Media Video. Developed by Microsoft. Mostly used in video cameras and TV hardware. Plays well on Windows computers, but not in web browsers.|
|QuickTime||.mov||QuickTime is very popular in mic OS . Developed by Apple. Commonly used in video cameras and TV hardware. Plays well on Apple computers, but not in web browsers. (See MP4)|
|RealVideo is online steaming on web but does not play in web browsers. Developed by Real Media to allow video streaming with low bandwidths.|
|Flash is developed by macromedia. Often requires an extra component (plug-in) to play in web browsers.|
|Ogg||.ogg||Theora Ogg is developed by the Xiph.Org. Developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation. Supported by HTML5.|
|WebM||.webm||WebM Developed by the web giants, Mozilla, Opera, Adobe, and Google. . it is supported by HTML5.|
|.mp4||MP4 is developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group. Based on QuickTime. Commonly used in newer video cameras and TV hardware. Supported by all HTML5 browsers. Recommended by YouTube.|
MP3 format for compressed recorded music. The term MP3 has become synonymous with digital music.
MP3 is the best choice for Recorded music website.
|MIDI stands for musical Instrument Digital interface. Main format for all electronic music devices like synthesizers and PC sound cards. MIDI files do not contain sound, but digital notes that can be played by electronics. Plays well on all computers and music hardware, but not in web browsers.|
|RealAudio Developed by Real Media to allow streaming of audio with low bandwidths. Does not play in web browsers.|
|WMA||.wma||WMA (Windows Media Audio). Developed by Microsoft. Commonly used in music players. Plays well on Windows computers, but not in web browsers.|
|AAC||.aac||AAC (Advanced Audio Coding). Developed by Apple as the default format for iTunes. Plays well on Apple computers, but not in web browsers.|
|WAV||.wav||WAV. Developed by IBM and Microsoft. Plays well on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems. Supported by HTML5.|
|Ogg||.ogg||Ogg. Developed by the Xiph.Org Foundation. it is supported all HTML5 .|
|MP3||.mp3||MP3 files are actually the sound part of MPEG files. MP3 is use for music players . it is combines both compression such as small files with high quality. it is supported by all browsers(Firefox,Chrome,Opera).|
|MP4||.mp4||MP4 is a video format, but can also be used for audio. MP4 video is the upcoming video format on the internet. This leads to automatic support for MP4 audio by all browsers.|