Flash has been doing full-screen since Flash Player 9 Update 1 (Nov. 2006)
Full screen has gotten better, faster in later versions of Flash, taking advantage of multi- core processors to decode video
Full screen video support is available in:
Webkit nightly builds
(aka Safari & Chrome support coming soon)
The HTML5 spec says this about full screen video :
“ User agents should not provide a public API to cause videos to be shown full-screen. A script, combined with a carefully crafted video file, could trick the user into thinking a system-modal dialog had been shown, and prompt the user for a password. There is also the danger of "mere" annoyance, with pages launching full-screen videos when links are clicked or pages navigated. Instead, user-agent-specific interface features may be provided to easily allow the user to obtain a full-screen playback mode.”
Web creators won’t be able to add a full screen button such as it’s done in Flash
Video for EVERYBODY! – Great for using HTML5 video and Flash video together
CSSquirel for commentary and comics on the web standards world and more.
Last Week In HTML5 - At times NSFW and very immature, but still provides a good look at the crazy politics of the HTML5 world.
Adobe's John Dowdell’s blog , which occasionally contains interesting commentary on HTML5.
"When can I use...” a chart of when new HTML features will be supported across all major browsers
Adobe Stratus 2 - Adobe's new server that enables peer-to-peer connectivity in Flash.
W3C's HTML working group schedule for HTML5
Adobe's article on How to protect video content explaining how RTMPE works
Just for the fun of it... IsHTML5ReadyYet.com NOTE: it’s good to never believe articles at face value, especially those without a proper source. It’s quite surprising how often tech news gets the details wrong. A lot of what I learned is because articles seemed off and I ended up digging for more details.
My own personal blog, can be found at MatthewFabb.com where I hope to turn these slides into a longer blog posting eventually. Final last plug for StickerYou! It includes a Flex 4 app, where you can create your own custom die-cut vinyl stickers .