As you may have heard, I was lucky to be asked to contribute a few chapters to the HTML5 Cookbook (early release eBook now available). One of the chapters I wrote was on HTML5
<audio>, and as I did my research for the chapter I noticed the vast majority of articles and books "covering"
<audio> are actually focused on
It's understandable, really, since the two new media elements share most of the same attributes, syntax and implementation strategies. But it is also fucking frustrating, because
<audio>. There are differences. Differences that can't and shouldn't be covered with a blanket statement like "see
<audio> deserves it's own examples and explanations. It deserves it's own dedicated chapter (buy the HTML5 Cookbook). It deserves it's own in-depth article …
Putting It All Together for Script Junkie
Thanks to my fine friends over at Script Junkie, I had a chance to write the kind of article I wanted when I was doing research.
Native Audio with HTML5 starts with the very basics of
<audio>: syntax, attributes, browser support and the like. And it's all about
<audio> with actual
<audio> code examples.
I also write about the really annoying shit with
<audio>: file formats, codecs and MIME types … the kind of stuff I just couldn't find enough
<audio>-specific information about when I first started my adventures with HTML5 media. And, finally, I talk about fallbacks (yes, that means I mention Flash).
It's all the core information you need about
<audio> in one place. Have a read and let me know what you think!
And if you are looking for more than