Experiments with HTML5 video and media fragment URI references

Note: The demo works best in Firefox version >= 3.5, but also in the latest experimental releases of Safari (with XiphQT installed), Opera and Chrome. It will not work in IE.

Note: The demo only takes time in float format for seconds - no other parsing or even error handling has been implemented yet.

Note: Jumping around on the video's timeline is quite slow, in particular for a reload, because the browser needs to determine the duration of the video. When using oggz-chop on the server, you can add a X-Content-Duration header. In this demo, that has been hard coded into a .htaccess file on the server.

Experiment description

This is a demo of temporal media fragment URI references for HTML5 video. Features:

The demo was created by Silvia Pfeiffer to explore video access approaches using media fragment URI references with the new HTML5 video tag.

Thanks to the Orange Open Movie Team for the Creative Commons licensed "Elephants Dream" movie that was used as an example here, (c) copyright 2006, Blender Foundation / Netherlands Media Art Institute / www.elephantsdream.org.