[whatwg] Serving up Theora <video> in the real world

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Thu Jul 9 19:35:17 PDT 2009

2009/7/10 Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) <ifette at google.com>

> To me, this seems like a great test if "canPlayType" actually works in
> practice. In the perfect world, it would be great to do
> getElementById('video'), createElement, and
> then canPlayType('video/whatever','theora').
> If this simple use case doesn't work, I would ask if it's even worth
> keeping canPlayType in the spec.

var v = document.getElementById("video");
if (v.canPlayType && v.canPlayType("video/ogg; codecs=vorbis,theora")) {
} else {

should work great. Certainly does in Firefox.

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