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This blog is created and maintained by the technical team at Hook in an effort to preserve and share the insights and experience gained during the research and testing phases of our development process. Often, much of this information is lost or hidden once a project is completed. These articles aim to revisit, expand and/or review the concepts that seem worth exploring further. The site also serves as a platform for releasing tools developed internally to help streamline ad development.

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Posted on July 28th, 2010 by Michael

This was my first attempt at integrating HTML5 and I quickly learned that a number of quirks must be addressed when deploying video in this fashion. There’s nothing groundbreaking about this post; however, I’m hoping it serves to be a comprehensive summary of how to integrate HTML5 with the following criteria:

- Compatibility with all current browser implementations of HTML5 (H.264 and Theora)
- Flash fallback for older gen browsers
- Platform detection
- Mobile device support

The final result of my efforts can be viewed here by a Desktop PC or iOS / Android device: http://labs.byhook.com/html5video/

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