Friday, December 1st, 2006

The Morning Outline: Ajax Video

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Take a view source on the Ajax Video Player at the morning outline.

The Morning Outline

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 pm

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AJAX Video

AJAX Video: I got a kick out of this; you may too. Can you figure out what’s going on? I’ve been checking through the HTML source and hitting some reference sites, and will put my best understanding in the comments, which you’re welcome to correct. …

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Comment by mpeets — December 1, 2006

Hey guys!

First off thanks Ajaxian for sharing this! Boy my visitor counter skyrocketed over night. I got very good feedback and I will definitely improve this, add a NPAPI plug-in for audio support and add an ActiveX Base64 decoder for IE . It’s good to know how many people want an alternative media player based on the standards that we have. I welcome anybody who wants to contribute, just drop me a line.



Comment by Shahin — December 2, 2006

A video player that uses base64-encoded IMG src URLs. Creative. ;) I don’t see this taking on Flash-basd video a la YouTube any time soon, but it is a really cool Javascript experiment!

FWIW I recall IE 5 (and maybe 5.5) supported base64 and/or javascript: URLs when loading images, the old “wolfenstein 5K” project on used this technique and it worked quite well.

Comment by Scott Schiller — December 2, 2006

“wolfenstein 5K” used xbm file format. It works in IE but is using 1 bit per pixel so black and white only.

Impressive demo though base64 XML is probably not the most bandwidth saving data type for video streaming.

Comment by Candide — December 4, 2006

Depending on Plugins will make it browser dependant. Right now your solution is based on standards. Once you go for plugins to add audio then I am afraid that not all browser.specially mobile based browsers won’t be able to use it.

Comment by Adnan Siddiqi — December 6, 2006

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