[theora] Theora and WeBM support in Firefox and Opera

Denver Gingerich denver at ossguy.com
Tue Jun 29 09:37:36 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 10:26 AM, dos386 <dos386 at gmail.com> wrote:
> ### WeBM support in YouTube and Internet
> The obsession is high (many pages about the thing, most opinions
> positive to very positive), but lack of working examples. Even worse,
> most of such pages "offer" videos or link to video pages doing nothing
> or "You must enable Javascript and download latest Flash player" ...
> http://www.youtube.com/
> http://www.youtube.com/html5
> It doesn't work. Either the page doesn't load, it doesn't find any
> videos, or switches immediately back to the old "You must enable
> Javascript and download latest Flash player" ... Where are all the new
> videos in WeBM format ???

First, you must join YouTube's HTML5 beta.  You will not get WebM
video unless you do this:

http://www.youtube.com/html5 -> "Join the HTML5 Beta"

Once that's done, you can do a search for videos that are encoded in WebM:


Basically you add "&webm=1" to the search URL, ie.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=webm&aq=f&webm=1 .
Clicking on any of the search results should give you a video in WebM
format, like this one:


I just tried the above steps using Chromium from the daily PPA (
https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa ) and it works for


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