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One of the most exciting and talked about aspects of the HTML5 specification is the introduction of in-browser multimedia. Websites no longer have to rely on a third-party tool such as Flash or Silverlight to play video and audio. This book is an easy, approachable guide to building native HTML5 multimedia into a website, from the simplest addition to more advanced features. It's written in a simple, straightforward style that's not too techy, yet advanced enough for the more experienced coder who just needs to get up to speed on these powerful new capabilities. The book's companion website provides all the examples in a working format for easy access and enhanced visualization for the reader. Topics include: Using Audio: How to add audio to web documents using the HTML5 audio element.

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Ian Devlin

Ian Devlin is a web developer and author who is very interested in the web and emerging web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and various JavaScript APIs. Ian was born and bred in the Republic of Ireland, and after obtaining a BSc in Computer Systems from the University of Limerick, moved to the UK where he lived for over 13 years in Cambridge working as a software and web developer. He now resides near Düsseldorf in Germany. Outside of the web, Ian has a deep interest in history, especially that of Europe.

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