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Old 10-28-2020, 06:50 PM   #16
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Bill, the page linked is a tutorial to show you how to code videos in html5. What you pasted is the required code. If you click on the "Try it now" button, you would see the code in action, and a video would play. Firefox 78 is not that old, and will certainly work with html5. Every version since version 5 does. It's not the age of your browser or system, it's your lack of understanding. Website coding is a constantly moving target, and you have to be able to adapt to new techniques, or else be left behind. As others have said, flash is a dead horse. You really need to stop beating it and learn modern ways of doing things. Read the W3schools website and you can learn html5 and provide a usable website to those who want to use it.
 
Old 10-28-2020, 06:51 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billquinn View Post
but this is what greeted me:

<video width="320" height="240" controls>
<source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
<source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
Your browser does not support the video tag.
</video>

"Your browser does not support the video tag"????? What's wrong? As I mentioned in my first post, my Firefox is the most recent release using yum: 78.3.0esr (32-bit).
You are looking at example code. It is not a comment on your browser.

That text is the fallback text output for versions of Firefox before 3.5 (or any browser that doesn't support playing media for any reason). In a better example a hyperlink is included to allow direct download in those situations.

Also, as per post #3 to play audio in a browser you use the audio tag, rather than the video tag. The syntax is the same:

Code:
<audio controls>
  <source src="myAudio.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
  <source src="myAudio.ogg" type="audio/ogg">
  <p>Your browser doesn't support HTML5 audio. Here is a <a href="myAudio.mp4">link to the audio</a> instead.</p>
</audio>
 
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Old 10-28-2020, 07:01 PM   #18
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[*]Your browser is VERY old
Firefox 78 ESR was first released on 30th June 2020, and Firefox 78.3.0esr was released on 22nd September 2020.

Apparently there was a 78.4 esr released last Tuesday, but their browser is still fresher than some of the food in my cupboard.

 
  


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