[mythtv-users] Any interest in html5's <video> tag in mythweb?
tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au
Wed Nov 11 03:52:50 UTC 2009
--- On Wed, 11/11/09, Ajay Sharma <ajayrockrock at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
I hope you are using the newest version from http://v2v.cc/~j/ffmpeg2theora/
> 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.
I have done it with Mv-embed http://metavid.org/w/index.php/Mv_embed
<video thumbnail="myimage.png" poster="myimage.png">
<source type="video/ogg" src="mymovie.ogg" />
<source type="" src="mymovie.flv
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