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HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

(OP)
I have video running via HTML5, which is cracking on Chrome, but fails on Firefox and IE. I know video works in them, as the tutorial renders fine. Might I have converted the files incorrectly? Testing online at: http://qudosbeta.co.uk/bgchange/vid_new.htm

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

(OP)
Got webm, mp4 and ogv formats by the way.

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

I don't know the answer to your "question" but I would upload the video to youtube and link to it. That way, all the conversion stuff is done by YT and you don't have to worry about it.

-Geates

http://raqxtr.sstar.com/caspdoc/html/chapter_5__de...

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

So many times I come across clients who want to just run video on their website and they are so resistant to using services as youtube and vimeo. Why? I don't get it.

Its cheaper.
Its easier.
And you control the output.
The only thing you really cant control is how the player looks. But creating a custom player costs money.

Darryn Cooke
www.darryncooke.com | Marketing and Creative Services

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

(OP)
I use YouTube and Vimeo a lot, but in this instance I need to run is as a page background. I'm not sure if this can be done as a stream from YT or Vimeo, but I am sure that the client won't accept it.

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

(OP)
That looks like the business. I'll have a go later and report back, thanks.

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

(OP)
Interesting, but it uses Flash player by default. I'll need to test fallback options out on all platforms when I get back in the studio on Monday. Thanks for the link though - it may prove to be a winner.

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

NOTE: I have no experience with this particular type of request but, logically (unless new tech has solved this), if the plug-in or video is not implemented correctly, it could render the site "unusable" - especially if requests (e.g. a refresh or form) are common. Using AJAX could help in this situation.

-Geates

http://raqxtr.sstar.com/caspdoc/html/chapter_5__de...

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

This thread reminds me of the conversation I recently had with a friend. When I mentioned it to him, he replied:

Quote:


We did something similar for http://www.lrcr.com
We did a lot of testing with the HTML video element, but we were not able to make it a seamless loop.
Our implementation above was done with an extreme optimized GIF animation.

The HTML5 implementation we tried, was indeed with the bigVideo jQuery plugin.

Off Topic: Those birds you see in the background of the web site are from the west coast. I had plenty of time to study their insane dives lying on a beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexco. Insane birds.

Thought I'd share

-Geates

http://raqxtr.sstar.com/caspdoc/html/chapter_5__de...

RE: HTML5 video formats for Firefox and IE

Firefox should have no problem with Ogg.
if it is failing then either you have a problem with your file or a problem with the video tag itself

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