Milestone HTML5 Web Client

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 06, 2012

Web clients are supposed to make it easy to view a VMS system but often that does not happen. Displaying and playing back video in web browsers typically requires adds on, such as ActiveX controls, Flash, Silverlight or Java Applets. And if adds are not used then one is generally restricted to JPEG only which has extreme bandwidth demands. Trying to resolve these problems, Milestone has released a web client based on the increasing popular HTML5 standard. In this note, we look at the pros and cons of HTML5 and Milestone's implementaion.

Background on HTML5

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