What is the latest concerning html5 videos. Do is still need to have three formats of the same video clip to cater for all web browsers or html5 Gods managed to agree on a single file format for all browsers?
It's not HTML5's fault, it's Firefox's fault for refusing to support mp4. Since Firefox doesn't play mp4 files, you have to feed Firefox a file in the relatively rare "ogg" format.
BTW, I don't buy Firefox's argument that they're boycotting mp4 because it's a proprietary format and they want to support only free formats so the world can be simple and free. The reality is that their refusal to support mp4 makes the world *hard* and *complicated* because it's a pain for webmasters to get video onto their sites that will work in all browsers. Some gift they've given to the web community, there.
You mentioned three formats -- what's the third you were thinking of, Flash? What besides Firefox doesn't play mp4?
Falsh is the third file format unfortunatly, the one I have been trying to run away form. But now that Chrome has overtaken firefox interms of web access, maybe firefox will come to their senses and reconcider their stategy. Dont you guys think so?