[whatwg] Some <video> questions
mjs at apple.com
Thu Jan 31 16:49:06 PST 2008
On Jan 31, 2008, at 3:01 PM, Charles wrote:
>> Inserting a [SWF] file into a video element is similar to inserting
>> an HTML file that happens to have a link to video: sure, it links
>> to a video, but it does a billion other things too - it isn't
>> in itself the video.
> I hear you. FWIW, here's a QuickTime Movie that's also not in
> itself the
> video: http://wiltgen.net/tempy/badder.mov
> Please pardon the content. It's what I had handy from some previous
> testing. :^)
> Sementically that Movie *is* video (even though technially it
> contains no
> media), and so it seems desirable to want to embed it using
> <video>. And
> we'll be able to in Safari, but not IE. Or at least, I'm pretty
> that Apple won't be packaging QuickTime as DirectShow filters.
> Imagine the QuickTime plug-in being able to register itself with
> IE's brower
> as a handler for <video> types that IE otherwise wouldn't handle.
> seems like a very desirable thing, but the more we talk the more it
> outside the scope of what HTML5 can solve.
If IE implemented <video> based on DirectShow, then it seems there
would already be a way for Apple to do that (write a DirectShow filter).
I can't promise either way that Apple would or wouldn't provide
extended video codecs to IE's <video>, but I don't think the decision
will depend deeply on whether the relevant API is ActiveX or
DirectShow or something else.
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