Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vimeo the latest to go HTML5; new embedded player will play videos on iPhones and iPads, as well as websites

The video site Vimeo has introduced a universal player that users can embed on their sites that will automatically detect the device being used and will stream the proper format. As a result, users can insure that their readers will be able to view the content even if seen on an iPhone or iPad.
The embed code is actually the same as the old code, though in this case the device sniffing allows for the proper streaming to take place. YouTube is working on the same concept and currently has a beta program to test out its own version.

It appears that the time when video content would not appear on a user's iPad will be ending soon.