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HTML5 Video Captions – Current Browser Status

The topic of HTML5 videos and captions is something that I have written extensively about in the past, specifically talking about creating your own UI via JavaScript to access multiple tracks since browser support is generally quite poor at the moment. I have decided to document here what the current browser support is actually like, at the time of writing.

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Dynamically adding text tracks to HTML5 video

In the past I have written on how the track element can be used to add captions and subtitles to HTML5 video, but this, and many other examples around the web, used a static example. But what if you need to load this information dynamically? This is what I’m going to take a quick look at here.

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Using the Web Speech API to control a HTML5 video

The JavaScript Web Speech API has been around since but has not really been implemented in any browser other than in Chrome, and even then only partially. I decided to take a quick look at this API and put together a demo on how it could be used to control a HTML5 video.
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hgroup removed from the HTML5 specification

The hgroup element has been on the “at risk” list for a while and the decision to remove it from the HTML5 specification has finally been made. Read more »

Mr. Sherlock Holmes

Like many other people around the world I am a huge fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. I thought I had read them all until recently I came across a list of stories and discovered that I had not. I was on my phone at the time so I searched online for some decent HTML version. Read more »

HTML5 Video and Background Images

Stack Overflow can be a great place to get the mind going and this evening was no exception. A question was posted asking how to get a HTML5 video’s poster image to fill the element if its aspect ration differs. Read more »

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