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Google exec details improvements needed for HTML5 video

There are three main areas for improvement needed by video delivered in HTML5 format, according to Matt Frost, senior business product manager for Google Chrome: content protection, adaptive streaming, and captioning.

Making his comments during the opening day keynote at the Streaming Media East Conference in New York City, Mr. Frost added that content protection and adaptive streaming are of especial importance to premium content owners.

Google is making progress in all three areas, according to Mr. Frost: the content protection capabilities of HMTL5 video can be improved by adding encrypted media extensions in HTML5, while Google believes that the MPEG-DASH format looks promising for improving adaptive video streaming.

Read the full report from Streaming Media Global here.

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