Opened 5 years ago

#746 new enhancement

Recommend users of patent-endorsing Web browsers to install a Xiph.Org media plugin

Reported by: P. J. McDermott Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: graphic design/interface Keywords:
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Description

As discussed on IRC, some Web browsers (Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer) don't support WebM VP8+Vorbis media. Apparently Xiph.Org offers Apple QuickTime Compenents and Microsoft DirectShow Filters that should enable these browsers to play WebM VP8+Vorbis media.

MediaGoblin could recommend users of these browsers to install these packages to play media on MediaGoblin sites.

Another solution may be to support encoding in Ogg Theora+Vorbis (as requested in #567) and use Cortado to play media in these browsers (as well as older browsers that don't support HTML5 <video>).

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