HTML 5 Video

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Brian Szemon

06 Jan, 2016 06:15 AM

A few of my favorite sites finally made the switch over from flash to HTML 5 but have ran into a wall. My question is it firefox 38 that dose not support HTML 5 video in the H264 format and will Mozilla ever support it maybe with version 40?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 06 Jan, 2016 07:02 AM

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    Mozilla does support it, but only if the underlying operating system does. In OS X's case, they use VideoToolbox to implement H.264, which was only partially implemented in 10.5 as a private framework and not at all in 10.4.

    Although I eventually plan to implement gstreamer or something similar in TenFourFox, it will be a very big undertaking and it's a long way off. In the meantime, the QuickTime Enabler can shunt some of these video files to QuickTime Player, though not all.

  2. 2 Posted by Brian Szemon on 06 Jan, 2016 09:09 PM

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    It's a framework issue I see now, gstreamer have not used that since messing around in my linux days that would be a good choice.

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