Announcing HTML5 Video Conference: Looking For HTML5 Gurus

Images Over the past two weeks I've not had the time to do too many blog posts as I have been hard at work planning the advance program for the Streaming Media East show, May 10th-11th in NYC. I'm pleased to announce that in addition to the East show, we're also adding a two-day track dedicated to the HTML5 video topic. We'll have multiple how-to sessions, demos, case studies and round table panels, across nine sessions.

If you are an HTML5 guru or want to present a case study, do a how-to session or simply provide feedback, I'd love to hear from you. Below is a partial list of HTML5 sessions already planned:

How To: Building an HTML5 Video Player
This live coding session will demonstrate how to develop from scratch your own interface for HTML5 video, including embedding a video using HTML5, building custom controls using the JavaScript API, fallback strategies for older browsers and devices, and fixing known playback bugs on the iPhone and Android. By the end of the session you should feel comfortable adding HTML5 video to your own site.

Debunking HTML5 Video Myths: A Guide for Video Publishers
Now that Google has made the decision to remove H.264 from Chrome, it's more important than ever to pick the right video formats for online video distribution. Many claims about HTML5 have been laid down by both standards and Flash proponents, and not all of them are based on fact. In this session, we'll walk you through the capabilities of HTML5 and the Flash platform as well as the codecs they support, including WebM and H.264. Learn the effect HTML5 will have on video encoding and distribution in the future and how HTML5 may impact your business.

How To: Encoding Video For HTML5
Learn the technological fundamentals behind encoding both H.264 and WebM formats for playback with the HTML5 <video> tag. You'll learn the basics of H.264 and WebM encoding, and how to produce it for HTML5 distribution. In addition, see how the various H.264 and WebM encoding tools compare in regards to performance, quality, and features.

HTML5 And Web Video Standards
As video becomes increasingly important on the web, content providers, browser developers, and end users can no longer afford to have the primary video delivery mechanisms locked up in standards that cannot be adapted to new environments. This is especially true for emerging trends such as mobile video and cross-device video technologies. HTML5 Video might be the answer, and we'll discuss what it is, the challenges it's facing, and how it affects other formats such as Flash and Silverlight, as well as how leading platforms and web giants such as Google, Mozilla, and Apple are supporting it.

How To: Encoding Video for iDevices
The seminar starts by detailing the playback specs for all iDevices, old and new. Then, you’ll learn the strategies used by prominent iTunes publishers to serve the complete range of installed iDevices, old and new. Next, the seminar switches to cellular wireless delivery, with a technical description of Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming, including recommendations for the number of streams, and their encoding parameters. The seminar concludes with a review of encoding options for HTTP Live Streaming, and techniques for serving multiple target platforms like Flash and iDevices with one set of encoded H.264 files.