[whatwg] <video> application/octet-stream

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Mon Jul 19 04:20:40 PDT 2010


There was some discussion about this, last in  

I've tested Firefox 3.6.4, Firefox 4.0b1 and Chrome 5.0.375.99 and none  
return "maybe" for canPlayType("application/octet-stream"). I couldn't get  
meaningful results from Safari on Windows (requires restart to detect  
QuickTime, perhaps?).

It would appear that Opera is the only browser that supports  
application/octet-stream. At the time I added this, it was simply because  
it is true, maybe we can play it. However, I see no practical benefit of  
this spec-wise or implementation-wise. Since no other browsers have  
implemented it, I am going to remove it from Opera and hope that the spec  
will be changed to match this.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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