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Lesson 12: Media Elements - Video and Audio

 

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This video shows how to display audio and video files, and the major attributes. It also introduces the "Can I Use" site.

Note: I strongly suggest you view all our videos in full screen mode: click the icon in the lower right corner of the video area (it shows four arrows pointing to the corners of the screen). When you are done, the Esc ("escape") key returns you to regular mode.

 


Lesson 12: Video and Audio

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Hands on exercise

For those who want to practice using what we cover in this class, most lessons have an opportunity for you to learn on your PC. The exercise for this lesson is primarily concerned with displaying audio and video files.

In MyWebFiles we have three audio and three video files you can use to test these new elements:

First, create a new file, video.html to allow the user to play the audio file that works on their browser and to, likewise, view the short (6 second) video.

The html_skel file is a good starter.

Once you have that working, add a link from your index.html to video.html.

Test on as many browsers as you can.

 

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