“It comes from Mefeedia, a media search website that indexes video from a wide variety of sources — from CBS and ABC to YouTube and Hulu, some 30,000 sources in all,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.
MacDailyNews Take: Not all video is created equal. As Steve Jobs explained in his seminal Thoughts on Flash open letter, “YouTube, with an estimated 40% of the web’s video, shines in an app bundled on all Apple mobile devices, with the iPad offering perhaps the best YouTube discovery and viewing experience ever. Add to this video from Vimeo, Netflix, Facebook, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ESPN, NPR, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, People, National Geographic, and many, many others. iPhone, iPod and iPad users aren’t missing much video.”
Elmer-DeWitt continues, explaining that according to the latest Mefeedia survey, “Most sites that support HTML5 will detect iPad users and switch to an HTML5-compatible format. News stories are a mixed bag. New ones are mostly available in HTML-5, but most of the older content has note yet been re-encoded.”
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MacDailyNews Note: Lately, we’ve noticed that YouTube video that we embed in our pages — video that has always been Flash-only — is now detecting iPhone/iPod touch/iPad users and delivering HTML5 video. Well done, Google!