Category: Web Developing
Back in January, Google has announced its plans to remove H.264 codec from the Chrome web browser.
Well, Microsoft has decided to spice some things up and announced the availability of “Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome” (Windows 7 only).
In addition, Dean Hachamovitch the Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer has posted a a lengthy, explaining the current industry situation and expressing his concerns about WebM (just like Google did with H.264).
To sum it up: Microsoft is fully behind H.264 and sees no reason to drop it.
• Microsoft to Reveal Internet Explorer Mobile Plans
During the CES, one of the audience members has asked Microsoft’s Dean…
It looks like Google’s WebM VP8 hardware decoder IP is now available for the chip makers. According to the recent announcement, they can now start working on a WebM playback support for their chipsets.
Same report also states that Oulu team is set to release a VP8 video encoder in the first quarter of 2011 as it’s currently ran in an FPGA (Field-programmable gate array) environment.
Here is an interesting take on WebGL + Audio API that was developed by Mozilla volunteers.
The whole demo world has been completed by using canvas element with a WebGL context while models, animations and 3D structures were created with Lightwave.
Visit demo page.
Few days ago, Opera Software has released the pre-release version of OperaWatir, a toolkit to automate web browser interactions. That means you can now simulate mouse clicks, text entries, form submission and more.
According to official web page, it already has around 1,200 automated rendered tests for you to run.
First person shooters are next.
As of today, it will install games without your permission. However, manual removal is possible.
Now here is another neat HTML5 demo.
Google Chrome 9 Beta
Firefox 4 Beta
Safari Beta (Webkit)