[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#580610: chromium-browser: Support for HTML5 video tag?

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Fri May 7 08:52:48 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 07, 2010 at 09:19:26AM +0200, ricky wrote:
> Package: chromium-browser
> Version: 5.0.342.9~r43360-1
> Severity: normal
> Hi,
> I have just installed chromium-browser from experimental and it works quite well. But I have seen no video tag is understood. For example if you go to this link:
> http://people.mozilla.com/~prouget/demos/simpleVideo/video.html
> Which is a ogg html5 video, the page results in:
> "Sorry, your browser does not support the <video> element."
> I checked (http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=36589) chromium supports ogg html5 video, so I have decided to open a bug. I do not know if debian chromium is going to support h264 but I suppose ogg is in your plans.
> It is good to see chromium-browser in debian. 
> Good job guys and thanks.

Actually, chromium does support HTML5 video, but it doesn't support OGG

Check http://www.youtube.com/html5 (join the HTML5 beta) and go to any
youtube video, you'll see it works... well, up until the tab crashes.


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