HTML has been the language of the web for over almost 20 years with the first standard being accepted in November of 1995. Many of us have been using the language even longer and throwing around <img> , <a>, and <p> tags are second nature. In the past it has always been hard to integrate video on the web without the use of plugins. At some point most of us have all been prompted to download the latest version of Flash, or update Quicktime to enjoy a video clip. With the latest HTML specification there is now a <video> tag that allows for native playback of video in the browser. This addition will allow for better playback performance, and will open up new and exciting ways of interacting with video on a web page.
What is VideoJS?
Keep your eyes open, because we are going to see an explosion of this type of video interactions in the coming years. HTML5 may not be standard quite yet, but that shouldn’t stop us from playing with and pushing this technology forward. I am definitely looking forward to the future of the web, and technologies like this will surely sharpen that vision.