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Research into HTML5 players (see notes below).
Added choices for different playback methods into Transcode Star schema.
Implement various players into Transcode Star - so site admin can choose which playback methods, using which players, to employ.
More notes on incorporating this into Transcode Star can be found in the Plumi Trac http://plumi.org/ticket/237
Modern browsers are now natively supporting the embedding of video using the <video> tag.
More info on this can be found here: http://diveintohtml5.org/video.html
VIDEO CODEC SUPPORT IN UPCOMING BROWSERS
*** FIREFOX ***
*** SAFARI ***
*** CHROME ***
*** OPERA ***
*** IPHONE ***
*** ANDROID ***
* Internet Explorer 9 will only support WebM “when the user has installed a VP8 codec,” which implies that Microsoft will not be shipping the codec themselves. SO THE USER INSTALLS A CODEC AS PER USUAL ON THE OPERATING SYSTEM - AS PER DIVX, XVID ETC.
† Safari will play anything that QuickTime? can play, but QuickTime? only comes with H.264/AAC/MP4 support pre-installed. SO THE USER WOULD HAVE TO INSTALL PERIAN, FOR EXAMPLE. SIMILAR USER-STORY TO INSTALLING XVID SUPPORT ON MAC OPERATING SYSTEM.
‡ Google has committed to supporting WebM “in a future release” of Android, but there’s no firm timeline yet.
In both cases, at least two video formats will be needed on the server: ogv and (probably) mpeg4. Probably now we want to also provide a WebM/vp8 file. Transcoding will need to create these.
Also in both cases, a fallback will be required - the easiest for users is the previous default standard for web video - Flash (which we already support with Flowplayer).
- mwembed http://www.kaltura.org/project/HTML5_Video_Player
- OSM Player http://www.mediafront.org/project/osmplayer
- Projekktor http://www.projekktor.com/