[Sugar-devel] HTML5 video in Browse
bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Jan 17 20:15:23 EST 2011
On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 15:27 +1100, Sridhar Dhanapalan wrote:
> What is the status of HTML5 video support in Browse? I'm using version
> 108.4. Testing with the videos linked from
> http://double.co.nz/video_test/, most don't start when I press the
> Play button.
Dextrose 2 includes all the "free-world" codecs that would be required
to cover the most common video formats used by html5 and flash.
For complete <video> support we need to either upgrade xulrunner to a
recent version or replace Browse with Surf, which is based on WebKit.
Being still based on Fedora 11, Dextrose and OLPC-OS cannot meet all the
dependencies of a modern version of webkitgtk, but Surf would be a great
addition for SoaS and USR.
Mozilla announced that Firefox 4 won't support a public ABI/API for
xulrunner, Ubuntu has dropped the xulrunner-python bindings since Lucid
and all the GNOME applications have already been converted to WebKitGtk.
It's already very clear which way the wind blows.
// Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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