HTML5 Video on Mobile Browsers
In this paper, the authors report on research investigating the current ability of HTML5 to play video in mobile browsers. Smartphones and the mobile Internet are rapidly becoming an important platform for access to information anytime and anywhere. HTML5, the new HTML standard incorporates features like video playback that have been previously dependent on third-party browser plug-ins but there are no browsers that currently provide 100% support for HTML5. All the tests reported in this paper were carried out using Smartphones with screen sizes 3.0 to 4.8inches and the ability to replay videos of a range of formats, move directly to time points in the video and display closed captions were investigated.