Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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HTML5 video support

With Google's recent announcement that they're dropping H.264, I thought I'd have a quick look at what codecs will be supported by the various browsers...

BrowserCan play Ogg TheoraCan play H.264Can play WebM
Internet ExplorerYesYesYes

That last row may come as a surprise if you've not paid attention to how Microsoft have implemented the video tag and just read all the FOSS propaganda. Microsoft have used the existing DirectShow framework, and as a result IE should be able to handle anything that there's a DirectShow codec for. And there's DirectShow codecs for pretty much any format in existence, including Theora and WebM.

It amuses me no end that the browser usually ridiculed for poor compatibility has the best HTML5 video support.

Edit: corrected table headings.
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