[mythtv-users] Any interest in html5's <video> tag in mythweb?
ajayrockrock at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 22:23:12 UTC 2009
I was thinking about replacing the flash player in mythweb with the new
<video> element. I searched the myth-users and -dev lists and didn't really
see much about it other then, "it's not widely supported". Which is
understandable, but I think it should be an option at least.
Last night I was messing around with ffmpeg2theora and was able to convert a
couple of .nuv's into .ogv's and was able to display them in a browser. It
was surprisingly straightforward.
So I'm thinking about making a patch to mythweb where if you have a
supported browser, the right codec, and the actual .ogv file, then use the
<video> tag, otherwise fallback to the flash methods.
Just wondering if there's any interest in this as there are still a couple
of issues. I think the .flv conversion happens on-the-fly when you load up
the video. ffmpeg2theora is kinda slow and I'm not sure if it can happen in
real-time. Creating a user-job to run ffmpeg2theora on every video will
solve this but then you're going to basically have a bunch of .ogv files
lying around... I figured I'd get the <video> tag to show up first and
then worry about the long-term issues later.
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