[whatwg] Some <video> questions

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Fri May 16 16:23:44 PDT 2008

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 12:43 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> > Here's a precise scenario:  A user creates an HTML5 page, and of course
> uses the <video> element to embed their Windows Media content.  They're
> > rude, and could care less about Mac or Linux support.
> >
> > Will Safari provide an API that allows Microsoft to support this
> > scenario [...]
> Yes, the Windows Safari browser would just use DirectShow to render the
> videos, and DirectShow allows Microsoft to register a new codec to handle
> the Windows Media content.

FYI Safari on Windows uses Quicktime for <video>. Your answer "yes" is still
correct, however.

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