Enhancements for HTML5 videos in Firefox

7 October, 2011 § 17 Comments

There has been a lot of attention focused on enhancements for HTML5 videos recently. Here is a list of changes you can expect to see, as well as find out what is currently planned.

Available now in Firefox Beta

  • Added visual feedback when the HTML5 Media |stalled| event is dispatched*
  • Clicking on the video surface will toggle between play and pause*

Available now in Firefox Aurora

  • Specialized video controls for small-dimension media*
  • Viewing an HTML5 video directly now uses a prettier design that is more comforting for watching videos

Available now in Firefox Nightly

  • View video statistics overlaid on the video element (right-click on the video and choose “Show statistics”)*
  • Save the current frame of a video to disk (right-click on the video and choose “Save snapshot as…”)*

Features planned

  • Standalone images and videos will be rendered on a neutral background (potentially platform-specific styling)
  • Adding a full-screen button to the default video controls*
  • Large overlaid play button on videos that are not set to autoplay*
  • Viewing video statistics without the |controls| attribute set

* Requires the |controls| attribute is set on the <video> element.

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