June, 2010

Jun 10

HTML5 video codec support

Since Google and friends announced the VP8 codec stuff, I decided to throw together a simple page using the <video> element to test which codecs a browser supports. In order, your browser will try to play WebM (VP8), OGG (theora) and MP4 (H.264).

Me getting hit in the face with a water balloon

The video was shot by Gordon at 210 fps so it looks pretty slow. No attempt was made here to encode the videos in a very smart way – don’t use this page for codec comparisons!