Watching quality video has become common on the Internet, thanks to the Adobe Flash Player 9, which introduced high-definition video and full-screen support in 2007. Since then, we have seen the evolution of a new type of user who does not watch, or own, a television and relies on the Internet for her viewing.
Mobile devices—and tablets in particular—are expected to offer the same service and convenience. Device manufacturers and software engineers are hard at work to meet this expectation.
Until then, video developers, more than any others, need to gauge limitations and test options for the best user experience. In this chapter, we will go over the different areas to consider for the best video delivery and experience.