Bluish Coder

Programming Languages, Martials Arts and Computers. The Weblog of Chris Double.


2008-10-30

Recent video updates

Over the last couple of weeks some fixes for video bugs have landed that should improve the playing experience. In particular playback and sound should work on Pulse Audio based Linux distributions. A quick summary of the changes are:

The list of audio and video bugs is available in the Mozilla bugzilla database. Try out <video> usage, exercise the JavaScript API, use sites like tinyvid.tv to test the playback and please report any problems you find.

A couple of additional backends have seen some visible progress as well. Work in progress patches for the WAV backend for <audio> (for all platforms) and a DirectShow backend for Windows are available.

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