At the recent Linux conference in Brisbane, Australia, I promised a free copy of my book to the person that could send me the best idea for an HTML5 video application. I later also tweeted about it.
While I didn’t get many emails, I am still impressed by the things people want to do. Amongst the posts were the following proposals:
- Develop a simple video cutting tool to, say setting cut points and having a very simple backend taking the cut points and generating quick enough output. The cutting doesn’t need to retranscode.
- Develop a polyfill for the track element
- Use HTML5 video, especially the tracking between video and text, to better present video from the NZ Parliament.
- Making a small MMO game using WebGL, HTML5 audio and WebSockets. I also want to use the same code for desktop and web.
These are all awesome ideas and I found it really hard to decide whom to give the free book to. In the end, I decided to give it to Brian McKenna, who is working on the MMO game – simply because it it is really pushing the boundaries of several HTML5 technologies.
Thanks to everyone who started really thinking about this and sent in a proposal!