Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Sun came out last week

After weeks of cold, oh so cold weather the Sun came out and I did some work outside.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Post # 061 Building Site

New video uploaded

  Building site in Grange Road Guildford

Friday, March 05, 2010

Post # 060 My Videos online

My Videos

For an example of HTML 5 videos Please look here 

But not with the IE browser

Post # 059 The HTML Video Tag

HTML 5 (Video Tag )

HTML 5 is the next version of HTML, the markup language used on the web.
So says this BBC Blog item. A simple objective of HTML 5 Video is to play video and audio files via a web browser without plugins. It seems to work on this BBC site ok

So no plugins, fine but two non standard file types:-

A free tool to do the work and more is called Super Many video formats are accommodated:-
Input Video format: avi, fli, flc, flv, mpg, mov, m4v, mp4, qt, swf, ts, viv, vob, wmv and many more.

Compatability, what's that?

Two file types are available for HTML 5 video, both .MP4 and .OGG. Both are included on my pages. This is to satisfy different browsers, I understand that the code will work on Safari, Chrome, and Firefox browsers. It should also work in MobileSafari on iPhone OS.
  • Safari and Chrome play the .MP4 video,
  • Firefox plays the .OGG.
  • Chrome supports both formats, and plays the one listed first.
  • The video and audio quality of the .MP4 format are noticeably superior.

    My .MP4 files are 360 wide and the .OGG files 720 wide.

    Even so the .OGG files are smaller.
  • Only Firefox honours the convention that if autobuffer is not coded

    the video file will not load. This means that the poster attribute will only work in firefox.
  • I have not used the Poster attribute but have linked to the video page instead and used Autoplay on that page.

The procedure

Convert  VOB => AVI using Super converter
Edit the AVI, as required
Then convert to two different file types:-
  • AVI to OGG 720 x 480
  • AVI to MP4 360 x 240
If the files are to be uploaded to the web it is important that both file types are included. MP4 files are required by Apple systems but are twice as big as the OGG files.
If saved onto a CD to be played on a computer, only the OGG is required and the Chrome Browser.
Next write a HTML video page using the following code:-
<video width="320"  height="240"   controls autoplay loop playcount="3" >
        <source src="01.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
        <source src="01.ogg" type="video/ogg" />
        <img src="01.png" width="50%">
Your browser does not support the video element so you will

not be able to view the video file here.

Add any contextual text as required.
Now write a menu page to give the user a method of choosing the videos. Include snapshot from the video on this page. The native format from the VLC player is PNG which is OK.
Not all browsers support the poster attribute so the snapshot on this page will serve the same purpose.
If the end user will view the files on a computer then burn the whole lot to a Data CD
  • Original AVI
  • .OGG and MP4
  • HTML Video and Menu pages
  • Any MP3 audio files
Or burn the OGG files onto a DVD using Sothink software

This page was updated on 5  March 2010 by
Terry Rawkins

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Post # 058 Trying HTML 5

Trying the Video tag in HTML 5

 See the video of my Mum   Christmas 1991

VHS transfer to the computer is OK in the cold weather.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Post # 057 New Photo Pages

Uploaded new Picture Galleries for both Edgar & Ciss Barnes

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Post # 056 New page for Harriet

Created new page for Harriet Payne

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Post # 055 More updates

More Family Tree updates

  • 3006 Phyllis Sabrina Rutland
  • 4011 Stephen Rutland
  • 4011-c Stephen's  Children
  • 4012 Constance Ives
  • 5021 William Rutland
  • 5021-c William's  Children
  • 5022 Phillis Phillippo
  • + 2 trees
                              19:54  19/09/2009