Video Gallery now on separate pages

by Stephen Fluin 2010.07.12

Despite the recent minimal growth of the HTML5 Video Gallery, the page was beginning to become unwieldy, and with Chrome's recent change to autobuffer all HTML5 videos on every page, loading the gallery index page resulted in a large amount of bandwidth usage. To fix this, I have split each video off onto it's own page, and filled the gallery home page with images from the videos. Although this means an extra click to watch any individual video, the overall experience will be greater.

As the number of videos I upload and share on this site grow, I'll probably be adding additional ways to browse and navigate the content, similar to YouTube or Vimeo, or any of the large number of high quality video websites around.

Still Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis?

Until such a time as WebM Becomes popular and well supported, I will continue to support Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis. Recently though, my resolve to resist .h264 has been decreasing. In this case the pragmatism of having instant universal mobile device support is very enticing, despite the rejection of potential freedom that would accompany this idea. I have read some scathing reviews of WebM and Free (as in Freedom) Video recently, making me question if Free Video is even possible with the current state of Patent Law in the United States. I'll stay tuned, and begin supporting WebM as soon as reasonable, and keep a close eye on my desire to support .h264.