Keep your browser up to date. Are you using a browser that brings you the best experience? HTML5 has hit the internet and is changing the way websites are experienced, the only difference being that you may not be seeing the difference. Only browsers that support the new HTML5 code will see its content properly if at all. Here is how the browsers stack up:
HTML5 specifies a standard way to include video, with the video element.
Currently, there are 3 supported video formats for the video element:
- Ogg = Ogg files with Theora video codec and Vorbis audio codec
- MPEG4 = MPEG 4 files with H.264 video codec and AAC audio codec
- WebM = WebM files with VP8 video codec and Vorbis audio codec
The audio element can play sound files, or an audio stream.
Currently, there are 3 main formats for the audio element:
|Format||IE 9||Firefox 3.5||Opera 10.5||Chrome 3.0||Safari 3.0|
As you can see there is only one company doing their homework and doing it to benefit you, and that is Google who produces the Chrome Browser.
The most important thing to remember is to get updates for your browser as soon as you can. Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple and Google are all making changes and updating their browsers to keep up with the new HTML5 code changes, however Google is the only company who sends you the updates automatically and is the only company making you and your browsing experience the priority. The latest version of the Chrome browser as of this posting is 12.0.742.112, however you can always click on the wrench and select About Google Chrome to see your current version.