Google Chrome & HTML5: Arcade Fire Music Video

By Posted 1 Sep 2010, 12:29

If you have been doubting the power of HTML5 you are not alone, however the official Google Blog recently an experimental music video for Arcade Fire’s “We Used To Wait” song, this video uses HTML5, at the beginning of the video you put in your home address, the music video then customizes itself around that.

The experimental video only works in Chrome, and I must admit it is pretty impressive, it cleverly collects images from Google Street View and puts them into the video, the images are joined together to create a seamless view of your surrounding area. Towards the end of the video the Street View images with new trees sprouting up left right and center.

It is thought that the same sort of video could have been created with Adobe Flash, however the load on your PC would have been greater, perhaps this is why Apple has snubbed Flash.

Check it out for yourself here, come back and let us know what you think of the HTML5 demo.

Source: Cnet

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