Most web videos nowadays are displayed through a web browser plug-in, such as Flash player plugin. However HTML5 innovative video tag makes the online video streaming and delivery easier than ever before. Because the new video tag can now plays online videos without any plug-in installed on browsers. If you embed audio or video in your website, you should use HTML5. See how to add HTML5 videos to websites.
Apple Safari was the first browser to support HTML5 audio and video tags. Many other popular web browsers follow the Safari browser. Now all most all main browsers can support HTML5 multimedia elements. Webmasters can now deliver their rich, interactive media almost equally easy as they implement images.
HTML5 audio and video has a rich scripting API for handling media playback, and – since these elements are just like any other HTML element – they can be styled and animated with CSS.
Safari HTML5 support is not constrained to audio and video elements, Safari 5 can handle also offline storage, and other HTML5 functions make it effortless for developers to deliver rich, interactive media experiences natively within the browser. There are no plug-ins to install or configure. The audio or video downloads and plays in your webpage with built-in controls. No need for proprietary technologies, just play Safari HTML5 video or Safari HTML5 audio directly from your browser.