[theora] Does XiphQT plugin work in Safari?

Michael Dale mdale at wikimedia.org
Sat Jul 18 10:35:52 PDT 2009

Also it should be noted  (not that apple is following the theora list) 
... but when I recently tested latest official release safari (I think 
it was 4.0.2) and latest xiph-qt. It failed to detect the xiph-qt 
component was installed by both detection methods:



for (var i = navigator.plugins.length; i-- > 0; ) {
            var plugin = navigator.plugins[i];
            if (typeof plugin['video/ogg'] != "undefined")
              return true;

Which means we presently have no way to predictably send ogg-theora 
content to safari users.

Which will result in recommending Firefox to Safari users for the time 

Hopefully the situation will improve.


Christopher Blizzard wrote:
> On 7/18/2009 12:53 PM, Werner Randelshofer wrote:
>> <video width="640" height="360" controls="controls" autoplay="autoplay">
>> 	<source src="video_for_everybody.ogv" type="video/ogg" />
>> </video>
>> Unfortunately, the video works now only in Firefox.
>> Does the XiphQT plugin not work in Safari at all, or are there some
>> settings that I can adjust?
> If you try it without the type="video/ogg" does it work?  If so I 
> _think_ this is a known bad interaction between the mime type mappings 
> of the XiphQT plugin and how WebKit gets its mappings for video 
> support.  I believe that it's fixed by hard coding some mime types in 
> the WebKit nightlies which means it will likely be fixed in a later 
> Safari release.
> --Chris
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