[html5] HTML5 Audio Support Ready or Not?

Chris Pearce cpearce at mozilla.com
Sun Aug 21 15:07:08 PDT 2011

Hi msacks,

Most of the issues reported by Dominic in that post are quality of 
implementation issues, not an inherent problem with the API itself.

If implemented as specified, the HTML5 Audio API itself would be 
perfectly adequate for most common use cases. Us browser vendors just 
need to ensure we're spending time improving and bug-fixing our HTML5 
audio implementations.

Chris Pearce.

On 22/08/2011 3:44 a.m., msacks wrote:
> Hi List,
> I was recently told that HTML5 audio support is not very good.
> Although I haven't tested this for myself I always like to support
> opinion with data and facts.
> Results on Google for articles on the subject aren't all that
> prolific, perhaps I am using the wrong query. I did find this:
> http://www.phoboslab.org/log/2011/03/the-state-of-html5-audio
> My question is for those of the opinion that HTML5 audio support isn't
> "very good", I'd like to know in comparison to what?
> Also, are there any articles citing an opinion for or against HTML5 Audio?
> More importantly, to those working on the specifications on this list,
> what is your experience with this.
> NOTE: I may end up using some quotes from this discussion for an
> article to be published on thebitsource com.
> Thank you,
> @msacks
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