[theora] Update on HTML5 video support in browsers and websites

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Thu May 28 15:56:39 PDT 2009

Yeah, we discussed these issues on irc yesterday.

I think somebody has already pointed Google at ffmpeg2theora so as to
create higher quality Ogg Theora files. Same goes for Dailymotion, who
initially used ffmpeg for encoding.

There is also a rumour that Chrome is getting Ogg support as we speak
- some commits on the chromium developer list indicate this.

These are exciting times!!


On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Lino Mastrodomenico
<l.mastrodomenico at gmail.com> wrote:
> FYI, Anne van Kesteren (he's an Opera developer) has written an update
> about the state of the HTML5 <video> element in browsers and big
> websites:
>    http://annevankesteren.nl/2009/05/web-video
> Two bits from the post:
>  1) the YouTube demo uses the H.264 codec, but I guess this will
> change if they want compatibility with Firefox 3.5;
>  2) Chrome uses FFmpeg for the decoding; can this cause bugs in the
> decoding of Ogg/Theora+Vorbis videos?
> --
> Lino Mastrodomenico
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