In a previous blog entry I was presenting a technical preview of the HTML5 <video> tag running on Internet Explorer. That version worked only in
a few controlled cases.
I have released a new Xiph.Org Ogg Codecs version (grab it from here) which makes the technical preview of the HTML5 <video> tag a bit more useful.
In this version I have dropped the custom file/network reading code and now I rely on built in DirectShow filters to provide the same (better) functionality. Now one can listen to Absolute Classic Rock behind a network proxy using Windows Media Player.
Here are the improvements to the HTML5 <video> tag:
- URI support given by uriparser library
- VMR9 support (instead of VMR7), this requires DirectX9
- Internet Explorer Standards mode support, instead of just Quirks mode
- width and height basic attribute support
I have made a screen cast to illustrate the new features (better viewed full screen):
The wallpaper picture was taken in the beautiful island of Burano
I would like to thank Philip Jägenstedt for his contribution, which speedup this release.