HTML5 video tag update
January 13, 2009
Some changes are coming for the HTML5 video tag in the nightlies:
– Time-scrubber will be implemented
– Volume control will work (not just mute/unmute)
– Controls will be invisible until mouseover for videos that play on load, and visible until the user presses play for videos that don’t play on load
– Some graphic spiffups:
The graphics are being changed (in part because of your feedback) with attention to providing better contrast on differently colored backgrounds.
Other features coming up soon are notification when a video is buffering, and perhaps a time elapsed/total time indication.
The design for the controls is about as simple as it can be, because much like the browser, it is there to help you navigate your content but not compete with your content. I was surprised looking around the web at how over-designed and branded so many video controls are.