Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Neat Firefox Video SVG Tricks

Category: Firefox

Chris Double recently announced that Firefox is edging closer to supporting the Video and Audio elements; the front-end code is checked into the trunk and the back-end video decoders are close behind.

In an interesting mash-up, Chris applied his Video patches to the Rob O’Callahan Firefox branch we discussed earlier to produce some wild real-time video effects using the fox’s SVG pipeline. Enjoy.

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 9:00 am
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This is pretty neat, and I’d like to see more examples in the future of this usage. Does anybody know if Firefox 3.1 will support this?

Comment by matanlurey — July 22, 2008

I think the current plan is for Firefox 3.1 to have the video element support (the video playback part is in there, it just needs decoders be added). But not sure about the fancy SVG and paint servers stuff; but given that WebKit has parts of it in their nightly builds, I’d say Mozilla (specifically, Robert O’Callahan) be doing a huge push to get it into Firefox 3.1 too.

Really exciting stuff – finally we’ll have some standard way to do mind-blowing effects without having to deal with some 3rd-party plugin like Flash/Java/Silverlight/etc.

Comment by Unfocused — July 22, 2008

If at least Firefox and Safari support this (within 6 months?) I could see this getting huge, degrading to Flash/Java/Silverlight for IE. Opera would probably get on board (if they haven’t already) as well.

Comment by matanlurey — July 23, 2008

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