Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Aug 2011 22:27 UTC
Windows Ah yes, Windows Explorer. One of the oldest parts of Windows, and yet, it's far from perfect. It's hated less than, say, the Finder (but that's no achievement), but most geeks I know aren't particularly fond of it either. For Windows 8, Microsoft is going to make the biggest change ever to Explorer's interface: it's getting the ribbon treatment.
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RE: Ouch HTML5 video
by CaptainN- on Tue 30th Aug 2011 00:14 UTC in reply to "Ouch HTML5 video"
CaptainN-
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Cripes! I can't get the video to work at all on Firefox. Welcome to the future of the web?

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RE[2]: Ouch HTML5 video
by CaptainN- on Tue 30th Aug 2011 00:18 in reply to "RE: Ouch HTML5 video"
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2005-07-07

Well at least Safari can play it...

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RE[2]: Ouch HTML5 video
by lemur2 on Tue 30th Aug 2011 04:03 in reply to "RE: Ouch HTML5 video"
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2007-02-17

Cripes! I can't get the video to work at all on Firefox. Welcome to the future of the web?


HTML5 works with WebM video on the majority of browsers in use (Firefox, Chrome, Opera), as does HTML5 with Theora video. For IE9 and Safari, HTML5/WebM will work if you install a suitable codec in the multimedia system of the OS.

It is h.264 that is the problem, not HTML5 per se. The website is hosting a HTML5/H.264 video that only a very small proportion (perhaps 10%) of browsers can render (namely Safari and IE9), instead of HTML5/WebM which works out of the box for over 50% of browsers, and can very easily be made to work in Safari and IE9.

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RE[3]: Ouch HTML5 video
by CaptainN- on Tue 30th Aug 2011 14:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Ouch HTML5 video"
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2005-07-07

What should be and what are aren't necessarily the same. HTML5 video should be easy, standard and fast. In my experience thus far, it is none of those.

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