[theora] Theora video support in Firefox and Opera

Torrance torrance123 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 12:35:33 PST 2010

I've just downloaded Opera 10.5 for Mac. Can anyone else confirm that
it's not playing theora videos when encoded with the --seek-index option?


On 30/01/10 3:01 PM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 1:41 AM, Philip Jägenstedt <philip at foolip.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 13:23, Silvia Pfeiffer
>> <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 8:22 PM, dos386 <dos386 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Firefox: 3.6 is out. What's new? I don't know (see :-( below)
>>> Full-screen support is new (right-click on the video). And I'm sure
>>> the Firefox developers have a stack of little improvements. I've found
>>> it to be much more reliable.
>>>> Opera10.5 Alpha:
>>>> Doesn't work: Either player appears but playing doesn't start (even
>>>> with small movies working in FireFox), controls are there (even with
>>>> JS off), but all what one can do is to move the audio volume button,
>>> It's a first alpha version - give them a chance! :-)
>>>> or asks "Open with what" offering Firefox or Opera (???), or displays
>>>> the movie as text ... Also local movies don't play either.
>>> Displaying movie as text is usually a problem of the setup of the Web
>>> server, which does not provide the correct mime type. Are you sure the
>>> Web server that you used it with was correctly set up?
>> Oh right, we respect the spec in this regard and won't tolerate any
>> MIME types which we know we cannot play, which simplified is anything
>> but audio/* and video/*.
>> I was under the impression that Firefox also did the right thing with
>> MIME types.
> Indeed it was the mention that both Firefox and Opera displayed the
> movie as text that made me wonder whether the web server was set up
> correctly. It needs to have audio/ogg associated with oga and ogg, and
> video/ogg with ogv (this latter one is the main issue here IMO).
> Cheers,
> Silvia.
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