Things to Fix on the Web Part 3 – Native Video

Not a huge deal, but another thing that came to mind while watching this screencast on the new features in Mozilla Firefox 3.1. Depending on what video sharing site you go to, be it YouTube, Vimeo, etc they all have different embedded video widgets, with different controls, different ways of reacting, etc. Why not a standard, or at least a standard toolkit to deal with video?

The one thing I’m not sure about is the new Firefox 3.1 native video is using Ogg Vorbis as the default video format. I’m all for open standards and all, but I don’t see camera makers switching from .mov and .avi formats.

Still, being able to just upload a video to my own site and sticking it in a <video> element and have it Just Work would be pretty awesome.

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