[html5] Browser MIME Type Support for Video

Eric Carlson eric.carlson at apple.com
Sat Aug 28 12:04:24 PDT 2010

On Aug 27, 2010, at 11:25 AM, Zachary Ozer wrote:

> I have a quick question about browser video support. There's a lot of
> documentation available about which codecs are supported by which
> browsers, but very little about the container formats. I'm interested
> in this because I'm trying to create a mapping table between file
> extensions and the MIME type (so that I can set the type parameter for
> <source> elements when publishers fail to do so). Here's what I have
> so far:
> 3gp: video/3gpp
> 3gpp: video/3gpp
> 3g2: video/3gpp2
> 3gpp2: video/3gpp2
> aac: audio/aac
> flv: video/x-flv
> f4a: audio/mp4
> f4b: audio/mp4
> f4p: video/mp4
> f4v: video/mp4
> mov: video/quicktime
> m4a: audio/mp4
> m4b: audio/mp4
> m4p: audio/mp4
> m4v: video/mp4
> mkv: video/x-matroska
> mp4: video/mp4
> mp3: audio/mp3
> ogg: audio/ogg
> ogv: video/ogg
> webm: video/webm
> I guess what I'm wondering is, does this correlate to what the
> browsers would expect to be playing for a given file extention under
> normal circumstances?
> Any guidance y'all can provide is greatly appreciated.
  These all look correct to me.


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