Category Archives: Multimedia

ZDNet UK on web video codecs – Flash v. H.264

According to Gawker, Apple is abandoning support for Flash, which means owners of the new iPad will not be able to view web videos encoded using Flash, including the videos on YouTube. Steve Jobs reportedly believes that HTML 5 in combination with H.264 will soon make Flash irrelevant if not obsolete.

Now, according to ZDNet UK, Firefox is refusing to support H.264. The article goes on to discuss some of the open source alternative codecs available for web video compression.

Bottom line for viewers is that everyone would benefit from embracing standards that don’t leave some consumers in the lurch.

Nebraska students on grammar

Sue Burzynski Bullard of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln had her students celebration National Grammar Day on video. Submitted by Nancy Hanus.

Teach your students how to become a Na’vi

Tom Cruise Photoshopped to become a Na'vi

Tom Cruise before and after

The Web Design Library tutorial uses Photoshop to turn anyone into a Na’vi