With Flash’s non-availability to work on all screens, developers seem busy with HTML5, in order to offer users a widely supported format on modern web browsers. LongTail Video, developer of the popular open source JW Player has presented its first ever State of HTML5 Video report.
According to the report, browser support is crucial for HTML5 video adoption and as listed, LongTail found that two-third of the browser market currently supports HTML5 playback. The remaining share is controlled by Internet Explorer version 6, 7 and 8 which offers no support but still accounts for 28 percent of the browser market.
In addition, the report pointed that half of the browsers support MP4 video format which might fade away when Chrome stops supporting it and the other half is supported by WebM.
Over the last few years, we have witnessed a major trend in the smartphone and tablets world. Currently, only the iOS and the Android market share are recorded as both support HTML5 video. For now, Android still supports Flash but as announced by the company itself, future phones will no longer have a plugin.