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Chapter 8. Video and audio: playing media in the browser
Chapter 8 at a glance
Description, methods, and so on
<video> element
Using declarative markup to embed video in web pages:
• The <video> element
• Common <video> element attributes: src, con-
trols, width, height
• The <source> element
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Media Element Interface
Controlling video and audio through JavaScript:
• The src DOM attribute
• The play() method
• The currentSrc DOM attribute
• currentTime, duration, and playbackRate DOM
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Using the <video> element as an image source in the <can-
vas> element:
Using <canvas> with <video>
• <video> as a parameter to context.drawImage()
• context.globalAlpha
• context.globalCompositeOperation
• Using context.getImageData() and con-
text.putImageData() to process the video
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outlined in this table.
This chapter covers
• Navigating the cross-browser and cross-device issues inherent in video
• Converting between different audio and video formats
• Controlling video playback
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