[whatwg] Serving up Theora <video> in the real world
giles at xiph.org
Thu Jul 9 15:50:02 PDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 9, 2009 at 3:34 PM, David Gerard<dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone got ideas on the iPhone problem?
I think this is off topic, and I am not an iPhone developer, but:
Assuming the app store terms allow video players, it should be
possible to distribute some sort of dedicated player application, free
or otherwise. I believe the fee for a cert to sign applications is
However, the iPhone doesn't have a shared filesystem, or
helper-applications in the normal sense, At least not as far as I can
tell. The work-around I'm aware of is for site authors to check if
elements to normal anchors with a custom schema, e.g.
<a href="oggplayer://example.com/file.ogv">Click here to watch in
Then, if the user has installed the Ogg Player app, which registers
itself has handling the 'oggplayer' schama, Safari will pass the
custom uri to it, and it can download/stream/whathaveyou.
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