[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Jeroen Wijering jeroen at longtailvideo.com
Tue Oct 19 00:21:35 PDT 2010

On Oct 18, 2010, at 9:54 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

>>> Seems like inside the source tags would be the better route, so you don't have to parse the m3u8 file to check for compatibility.
>>> i.e. videoElement.canPlayType("video/m3u8") wouldn't be reliable.
>> Yes, that makes sense. Although there's also a difference between, say, "video/webm" and "manifest/webm". The first plays in FF4.0, the latter not.
> That's just a temporary issue until the browsers support m3u8. Maybe
> the more accurate mime type for m3u8 files would be video/m3u8+webm or
> video/m3u8+ogg.
> Incidentally, m3u8 files for Apple have the mime type
> application/x-mpegURL [1]. That's non-standard and we might be able to
> get Apple to join something like video/m3u8+mpeg. Or we could follow
> that pattern and put something with URL in the mime type.

Both options would work IMO. Perhaps also propose this to David Singer?

- Jeroen

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