LongTail Video, HTML5-expert developers of the popular JW Player, recently released a report on the state of HTML5 video. Intended audience: web developers hoping to use HTML5 video, but unsure of browser implementation details.
The report looks at HTML5 video from all dev-centric angles, and covers six general areas (tl;dr in parentheses):
- General HTML5 support (mostly good)
- Media formats (Chrome, Firefox, and Opera support WebM; IE, Safari, iPad/iPhone, and Android don't)
- Tag attributes (biggest concern: iOS and Android devices don't support preloading or autoplay, chiefly for data and battery reasons)
- Fullscreen playback (Firefox, Safari, and iPad support the HTML5 control, but nobody supports the API fully; at least not in actual releases)
- Adaptive streaming (only Safari/iOS at the moment)
- Accessibility (limited keyboard access in IE, Firefox, and Opera; nothing really supports HTML5 <track>)
LongTail's more complete writeups are drilling down into, so check out the guide now -- and check back for updates, since LongTail promises to keep a careful finger on the pulse of HTML5 video.