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allowed attributes, then the various encoding issues, and finally how to
convert between file formats
The sample video
The sample video used in this section's examples is of the au-
thor playing American football. Because this video was taken
by the author's mother, we can neatly sidestep any issues in-
volving media distribution rights.
<video> element attributes
The <video> element supports the same attributes as the
<audio> element, with similar results. This section
quickly runs through them in the same way as the sec-
tion on audio.
The basic <video> element looks like this:
A <video> element without controls is a lit-
tle more interesting than the equivalent
<audio> element because you at least have
the first frame of the video to look at. This
screenshot was taken in Firefox; Opera
and Chrome should work just as well for
the WebM format.