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Re: the end of life for flash player (HTML5)

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> the way there though. It's NOT good that they're hardcoding a browser check
> for only Firefox though,

Don't worry, plenty of people have pointed out that it isn't the way to go.
HTML 5 video provides the right tools for querying for support for not
only the video tag itself but for supported codecs.

Some of that wasn't there in the earlier firefox betas, which probably
encouraged the use of simple useragent based checking.  It's there

> the latest Arora which does support HTML 5 video
> is not recognized, that's broken!)

The string "video" doesn't occur anywhere in the current Arora git.
Can you point me to more information?

In testing I find that a couple of problems:
(1) it appears the it doesn't begin until it has completely
transferred the file(?)
(2) audio plays but video does not
(3) seeking does nothing

Here is a simple example that queries the browser for support, and if
HTML 5 video isn't supported it falls back to using the Java player:


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