[whatwg] Some <video> questions

Křištof Želechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Fri May 2 07:45:10 PDT 2008

I am not sure what you had in mind.  It seems irrelevant whether the video
stream is embedded or linked from another location or using a different
transport; it is still a video stream and the QuickTime player only displays
it.  On the other hand, Shockwave Flash is Turing-complete.  That is a big
difference.  I am very disappointed.

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> Your movie showed as a grey square and hanged Internet Explorer
> and I had to log out.  Was that intended?

It's an ordinary QuickTime Movie and works fine.

The content is irrelevant, but it shows that the files one will embed with
<video> often won't actually contain any video media.  This will be the case
with every metafile format (.asx, .sdp, etc.), and nearly all modern
container formats (.mov, .asf, .swf) that can reference media that lives

-- Charles

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