Bluish Coder

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


2008-12-05

Firefogg - an extension to encode and upload ogg videos

I got an email today about a great new extension that is being worked on to help with sites supporting Ogg Theora videos. Firefogg is a Firefox extension to allow selecting a video, encoding it into Ogg format, and uploading it to a server. Sites supporting this extension can receive videos transcoded to Ogg with all the work to do the transcoding done by the client.

The site has details on the client side JavaScript API as well as source for some server side examples using PHP and Django. The extension itself is open source. I plan to add support for this to tinyvid.tv to enable video uploads in Theora format.

Note that the extension requires a nightly build of Firefox 3.1.

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