On 01/11/12 08:37, Peter Crighton wrote:
It's worth noting that Soundcloud HTML5 player only actually uses HTML5
when the browser supports MP3, which is notably not the case in Firefox
or Chromium (though Google's official Chrome builds do include it). If
you open a Soundcloud stream on one of those browsers, it'll still use
At Bandcamp we have the same problem, and we currently solve it in the
same way -- by using HTML5 on browsers that support it, and using Flash
elsewhere. Switching to open codecs (eg: Vorbis) that are supported in
Firefox is not a practical solution, since Apple and MS have so far
refused to support them.
Personally, I'm really hoping the new Opus codec sees wide adoption
among browser makers. I wouldn't normally be optimistic about an open
codec gaining support from the likes of Apple or MS, but it's currently
a mandatory part of the WebRTC spec, so there's some slim hope that we
may in future be able to use one streaming format for all HTML5 browsers.
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