I should have taken more time to verify my understanding of the Apple iFrame codec and not just look at the reference sources for the HTML code used to place an object inside of a web page.
HTML code and a video codec are not the same thing.
I honestly did not consider that Apple would appropriate the name of a HTML code for a codec name. Yet I should have questioned why a video codec was in a list for HTML codes examples.
Then again with all the talk about HTML 5 video ....
Naw. That won't cut it. I need to make this right.
Apple iFrame Video Codec:
From the Apple Web site about the Apple iFrame Codec:
iFrame is a computer-friendly video format designed by Apple to simhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifplify the process of working with video recorded with yourFeatures of the Apple iFrame Codec:
- H.264 mp4 video
- Video dimensions are 960x540
- Audio records in AAC
- Smaller video file size
- More compatible with iMovie and Apple friendly applications.
Videos recorded in the iFrame format have square pixels and a 16:9 image that is half the resolution of 1080p. The video is not HD, but iFrame does provide 1.5 times as many pixels as standard definition.The Apple iFrame codec is compatible with the Apple iPad tablets. This is why your are seeing video web hosts providers making sure that the videos that are being shared can be viewed on as many devices as possible, including those that are owned by people that paid a grip of money for their tablets.
Reference Sources I Used to Verify Information About the Apple iFrame Video Codec:
- Apple KnowledgeBase page on iFrame and iMovie 09
- CNet's Jim Dalrymple's post and comments on the codec
- ComputerWorld's Seth Weintraub's post on Apple iFrame from October 2009
- A description of the Apple iFrame codec at Geek.com.
- Gizmodo's Apple's Got A New Video Format post from October 13, 2009
iFrame is a HTML code used to tell a web page or a HTML compatible device where to display an item on a web page.
For some of you that use embed codes to display videos on your blogs this is going to look familiar. The iFrame code is telling the browser the size of the video, where to find it, if there is a border around the object and the ability to show the object full screen.
Reference Sources I Used to Verify Information About the HTML iFrame Code:
- HTML Code Tutorial on iFrames
- W3.org on Introduction to Frames
- W3Schools iFrame Tag page
- Wikipedia HTML Element Page on Frames
- YouTube Video on iFrames ( and the dude really did say portal and not the other word)
Taking time to triple check information is never a waste of time. If I don't have time to verify the information is ok to skip a few hours or a day or two to make sure I have it right.