Firefox 3.5 is out, and, among a slew of major improvements, it now supports the HTML 5
<video>tags. I donâ€™t post many video clips to Daring Fireball, but henceforth, when I do, itâ€™ll be with the
<video>tag. IE users can suck it.
John Gruber, Daringfireball
I couldn’t agree more. It would be especially nice if the <video> tag were to support FLV, (a) eliminating the need for idiotically customized FLV players, and (b) Flash.
Do you see a video above? If not, the video tag on your browser isn’t fully supported (at least for QuickTime).
There’s just one problem: Gecko (i.e. Firefox’s HTML engine) only currently supports .ogg containers, which is about as useful as, er, something that isn’t useful. It doesn’t even support H264 or MP4v.