The Missing Link: Flash to HTML5
Session Type: Working group
Session Category: Open Media Developers
Session Leader: Silvia Pfeiffer (Google), Zohar Babin (Kaltura)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
After years of experience, Flash has arrived at an Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) as a framework for building robust, feature-rich video players and applications. This includes functionality that goes beyond the mere video playback and addresses issues of video distribution, advertising, tracking, playlists, timed metadata and syndication, see http://www.osmf.org/about.html.
This session provides HTML5 video player developers with an opportunity to express their needs and explore features in HTML5 video that they are missing. In discussion with HTML5 browser developers we will clarify if these features are already being worked on, are in scope for HTML5, can be achieved in other ways or need to indeed be worked on as new items for the W3C.
This session will discuss potential shortcomings in HTML5 for the practices of monetising media.
Other documents of recommendation or best practices could also result from this session.