[whatwg] video tag javascript library for contemporary browsers

Chris Double chris.double at double.co.nz
Wed Oct 15 15:09:21 PDT 2008

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 7:35 AM, Michael A. Puls II
<shadow2531 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I *think* it has to do with the lack of hardware acceleration (even in
> webkit's implementation). It seems like it's all CPU driving the video
> element. No beefy CPU, no usable video element.

Yes, this is certainly an issue. A player using hardware acceleration
will outperform a player that doesn't. You won't be able to do things
like overlay HTML over the plugin area, perform effects and
transformations, copy the image of the video frame to canvas, etc with
the plugin as a result.

> But, I don't know details. Just know that the videolan
> plugin can play theora videos with very little cpu usage, while the
> *experimental* <video> implementations use 100% cpu, display video at
> like 2fps and play audio like crap, unless you have a fast computer
> where you can't notice.

Can you provide details of the specs of the computer, operating
system, and the page that you see these issues so I can test and fix
any issues?


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