[theora] Theora video support in Firefox and Opera

Philip Jägenstedt philip at foolip.org
Fri Jan 29 06:41:53 PST 2010

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.

Philip Jägenstedt

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