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Re: Scope and relevance: Mime Type setup for HTML5 video

From: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:46:27 +0100
Cc: public-webplatform@w3.org
Message-Id: <8D888180-EC5B-451B-926A-E3D1E9CB247B@w3.org>
To: Carlos Araya <carlos.araya@gmail.com>
Hi Carlos!

I think this is a great idea. I would also love to see someone cover the best way to encode video and audio for use on the web, to cover some of the more spotty and annoying problems you can come across (for example making MP4 play on Andoid devices - see Peter Gasston's aticle at http://www.broken-links.com/2010/07/08/making-html5-video-work-on-android-phones/)

We already have http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/concepts/internet_and_web/mime_types, and I think this is a good thing. "General concepts" (http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/concepts) is a good place to put such information, as it could be useful in a variety of situations, not just HTML <video>/<audio>

You could perhaps add some background information to that and help clean up that page.

And then if you wanted to add tutorials specific to mime type setup and encoding video and audio for HTML5, I'd put them at something like


Does that make sense?

Chris Mills
Opera Software, dev.opera.com
W3C Fellow, web education and webplatform.org
Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)

On 5 Apr 2013, at 03:10, Carlos Araya <carlos.araya@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm looking at the video tag page and have the following question. 
> Mime Type setup in the server is important but should it be that prominent on the page about the video tag? 
> Would it make more sense to make a tutorial page under tutorial/video_mime_setup and/or tutorial/audio_mime_setup?
> Asking before I step on anyone toes :)
> Carlos
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