Category: Technology

Correct Syntax for HTML Media Capture

While researching HTML Media Capture for recording videos from mobile devices with the Pipe video recorder we’ve came across several possible syntaxes. This post explains where they originate from and which one you should use.   Intro HTML Media Capture works by extending the <input type=”file”> HTML field with a new capture attribute which instructs the user agent to preferably use the camera and microphone to capture media on the spot...


Flash is turned off by default in Safari 10 on macOS Sierra. Here’s what you can do about it [AS A DEVELOPER]

Flash blocked on on Safari 10

macOS Sierra was launched yesterday, and with it came a new version of Safari, Safari 10. Along with new features like Apple Pay, Safari 10 in Sierra introduces changes in the way it allows Flash content to run. Flash is now off by default but it can be easily enabled for each site that needs it. Flash content embedded through object/embed tags Flash content embedded directly is replaced in the page by a Click...


I’ve disabled Flash for a week

Websites using Flash content

In light of recent announcements from both Safari and Chrome that they’ll stop advertising Flash Player’s presence I’ve decided to see how ready the Internet is to move past Flash’s legacy and into an HTML only era. I’ve configured Chrome to ask me before running any Flash content (Preferences… > Content Settings… > Plug-ins).  This made it easy to identify Flash content on pages since with this change Chrome overlays Flash...


HTML Media Capture Video Quality When Recording Videos From Safari on iOS

360p vs 720p vs 1080p vs 4k

iOS 7.1 and later supports video recording in Safari through HTML Media Capture. HTML Media Capture works by extending the <input type=”file”> and adding new values for the accept parameter, namely audio, photo and video. It allows you to record videos or choose a pre-recorded video directly from Safari. When recording a new video the native OS video recording app is used to perform the actual recording on the...


Media Recorder API is Now Supported by 65% of all Desktop Internet Users

media recorder api market share

The Media Recorder API is the new HTML5 API for recording video in the browser. With Firefox supporting it for at least 2 years and Chrome having implemented it at the beginning of this year, we wanted to see just how many Internet users can actually use it, if, as a developer, you decide to implement video recording in your website using this API. We just had to find the...


How to Record Video Using Gravity Forms and Pipe Video Recorder


17 November 2016 update: Updated the code to make it work on mobile devices as well. Have you ever wanted to capture the emotion and enthusiasm (or anger 😀) of your website visitors, subscribers or clients? Have you ever wanted to capture more than just text with a form? With Gravity Forms and Pipe Video Recorder you can capture all that emotion and detail by including video recording in your website forms. Wether...


HTML5’s Media Recorder API in Action on Chrome and Firefox

HTML5's Media Recorder API
HTML5's Media Recorder API

April 2016 update: added info about Chrome 49 October 2016 update: added H.264 support for Chrome 52 For many years recording webcam video on the web meant using Adobe’s Flash plugin. This is still true at the moment, but the new JavaScript Media Recorder API (previously known as the MediaStream Recording API) is slowly crawling its way in today’s modern browsers – and it will allow video recording using just HTML 5 and JavaScript.  In this...


Converting FLV to MP4 With FFmpeg The Ultimate Guide [Conversion series Ep. 3]

VLC's Media Information Window

As promised we’re back with another episode of our Conversion Series and this time it’s going to be more technical than usual because I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about how to convert an FLV file to an MP4 with FFmpeg. Introduced in 2002, the .flv container was the first ubiquitous file format for video over the Internet. I still remember the dark days...


How To Easily Extract Mp3 Audio From Mp4 With VLC [Conversion series Ep. 1]

extract mp3 audio from an mp4

This is the first of a series of articles about audio and video file conversions. Why conversions? An important part of how Pipe works behind the scenes has to deal with converting video files from different formats to .mp4. While doing this we noticed there are several challenges people might face when trying to go from one format to the other so we decided to shed some light...