[whatwg] <video> element now working in Firefox nightlies

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 05:23:16 PDT 2008

2008/7/31 Maik Merten <maikmerten at googlemail.com>:
> David Gerard schrieb:

>> The "IP concerns" are blatant FUD and it's ridiculous to describe them
>> in any other terms.

> While I do agree that the "IP concerns" may actually be blown out of
> proportion (after all the current state of being in a limbo, leaving the
> field completely to proprietary technology like Flash video, may backfire
> more than taking the unspecified risk of IP troubles inherent to any
> technology) yelling at Apple and Nokia most likely won't resolve the
> situation by itself.

Ignoring IE, Firefox 3.1 will have this Just Work. So, as I said,
it'll be a process of them deciding whether there are business reasons
to come along at their leisure.

> Perhaps it makes sense to discuss ways to make installation of 3rd party
> media components as easy as one simple click to ensure a reasonably
> user-friendly cross-platform media experience. A common baseline codec built
> into user agents would of course be a nicer solution, but from what I
> understand little progress has been made on that topic. So perhaps let's
> make progress on a nearly-just-as-good solution.

That's an implementation detail on their end, really.

- d.

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