Use a Youtube video as page background on mobile devices

Use a Youtube video as page background on mobile devices

The HTML5 ‘playsInline’ video property is almost stable and available on all the recent mobile browsers. What does it mean? The  playsInline property let any HTML5 video to play in place instead of opening it as a new overlay window…

Use a Vimeo® video as background of your page

Use a Vimeo® video as background of your page

We are more and more experiencing the use of background videos on web pages; They are visually capturing our attention giving more informations about the content of the website then a text or an image can do. There are two possible…

How to Mask the mb.YTPlayer background video

How to Mask the mb.YTPlayer background video

With the last 3.0 release of my YTPlayer plugin I introduced the ability to create a mask (simply a PNG file) that covers the player giving at the video you are playing a particular effect.

Firefox and the Youtube video quality issue

Firefox and the Youtube video quality issue

Google recently switched to adaptive videos streaming on YouTube by using Media Source Extensions. This technology generates media streams for playback in JavaScript allowing dynamic change of video quality and a more accurate control of the stream. You can check what…

Good news for all WordPress’ users. MiniAudioPlayer is now Skinnable!

Good news for all WordPress’ users. MiniAudioPlayer is now Skinnable!

With the latest update of the miniAudioPlayer (1.4.6), the HTML5 audio player plug in for WordPress, you can modify the player appearance to fit your website look and feel. This was one of the most required feature for this plug-in…

Look at this! mb.bgndGallery goes fullscreen!

I just implemented the new HTML5 Fullscreen API on two of my components: mb.YTPlayer and mb.bgndGallery. Using the element.requestFullScreen() and the document.cancelFullScreen() methods is now possible to display part of a page or the entire web page in a real…