WordPress now with HTML5 video built in
WordPress.org just released version 3.6, nicknamed “Oscar” in honor of Oscar Peterson, a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. The all-new version boasts more than a new nickname, featuring a more blog-centered theme, an improved revision browser, better autosave capabilities, and a multitude of other enhancements. Among the list of upgrades that have brought us Oscar is… (drumroll, please)… an HTML5 media player!
Including an HTML5 media player is huge! It gives you native support for audio and video embeds and access to metadata through a new video and audio API. You also have the ability to use HTML5 markup for comments, search forms, or comment lists, and with better filters for how revisions work, you can even store different amounts of history for different post types.
This is a big step for both WordPress.org and HTML5, which is gaining momentum as replacement for Flash for basic animations and video playback. As technology keeps pushing forward, we can be sure of one thing – HTML5 is here to stay.
For more information, visit the announcement on TNW.