Firefox 3.1 Will Support Ogg

Mike Shaver, Interim VP of Engineering at the Mozilla Corporation, just announced that both Vorbis and Theora will be shipping in Firefox 3.1 as part of our <video> and <audio> HTML5 tag support. As Blizzard says, “it’s a great first step in bringing open video to the web by delivering it to a couple hundred million people around the world.”

Last night’s nightlies had the code switched on – grab them and try it out :-)

11 thoughts on “Firefox 3.1 Will Support Ogg

  1. Great news! I’ve so far got ogg files to play, and tag works on audio-only ogg files, but for some reason I have yet to get ogg theora videos to play :(
    I’ll try a few different ones to see if it’s just the videos themselves (which I converted from youtube using http://mux.am – see if any you convert will work)

  2. Wikimedia’s installation of MediaWiki currently offers the video or audio tag as an option, but it’s the last resort precisely because it’s presently buggy.

    When you load a video page, there’s a “More …” option that you can use to select the inbuilt browser support.

    I’ve exhorted Wikimedians to give it a tryout, break it, report bugs and crashes, etc. We would LOVE to offer it as the first option, but it needs to be at least as good as the present default (Cortado under Java) first.

  3. Wikimedia’s installation of MediaWiki currently offers the video or audio tag as an option, but it’s the last resort precisely because it’s presently buggy.

    When you load a video page, there’s a “More …” option that you can use to select the inbuilt browser support.

    I’ve exhorted Wikimedians to give it a tryout, break it, report bugs and crashes, etc. We would LOVE to offer it as the first option, but it needs to be at least as good as the present default (Cortado under Java) first.

  4. For Theora testing, you can use Blender’s Elephant Dream and Big Buck Bunny, I think there are 1080p versions.

  5. > announced that both Vorbis and Theora will be shipping in Firefox 3.1 as
    > part of our and HTML5 tag support

    Very good :-)

  6. > that both Vorbis and Theora will be shipping in Firefox 3.1 as part
    > of our and HTML5 tag support.

    Very good :-)

  7. You can find a long list of streaming Ogg/Vorbis and online Ogg/Theora examples at the Xiph.org wiki.

  8. Matthew: where? I spent half an hour searching the internet for a streaming example but couldn’t find one. I had to ask Chris Double…