[theora] Theora and WeBM support in Firefox and Opera
dos386 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 30 07:20:05 PDT 2010
> First, you must join YouTube's HTML5 beta.
> You will not get WebM video unless you do this
I don't have any account at this "institution" and I'm not going to
> &html5=1 will generally work for any video, even if you're not
> in the html5 beta. For example:
+ The link does "somewhat work" at the end, no Flash installed
- Most other videos don't work (or I searched some wrong way)
- Performance is bad (I got cca 5 different frames on the screen)
- No "Save video" ...
- "Save page" does "work" ... the result are cca 10 files with over
600 KiB of bloat, and the video is not among them. Another WtF award
candidate or more likely not at all new "news" ... I did RTFTOS, they
don't want people to download the videos ... the same people who
damn Theora because of "wasting precious resource network bandwidth"
pressure people to re-stream the very same video again and again every
time they want to watch it (and then loosing over 90% of frames). But
hey, they are the experts, they must know. Of course they can't
"reliably" prevent people from saving the video, so bad hacks like
"Atube Catcher" are still needed (don't forget to disable great "Convert into
WMV feature"). A quick inspection of the content showed a large amount
to "good old" Flash style, and apparently the video exists in WeBM as
well as X264 and in multiple resolutions.
The evil question arising now:
Can one expect some help from the browser with saving the video ?
The browser obviously has the complete WeBM stream / file available.
In the past the proprietary Flash player didn't (on Linux it reportedly did)
for well known reasons, but now with "open web" ?
~~~ wow ~~~
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