[theora] Theora video support in Firefox and Opera

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 18:01:44 PST 2010

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).


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