[webkit-gtk] LIVE video playback

Philippe Normand pnormand at igalia.com
Mon Jan 11 05:05:52 PST 2010

On Mon, 2010-01-11 at 13:31 +0100, Hamza Awais wrote:
> Thanks for your replies - Philippe/Michael
> Just for my own understanding
> This stream solution [1] works on iphone-safari without any plugin.

This is a solution developed by Apple (called HTTP Live Streaming) and
they proposed it to IETF. It is not supported directly by GStreamer

> Also Palm has built WebOS with WebKit browser which supports stream-based playback [2] (which i am assuming also shows video within the browser)
> Why WebKit/GTK doesnt support in browser Streaming playback is because it is not part of media specification and it can be easily moved into browser if the specification changes in future (correct me if i am wrong) 

Yes this is not in the spec, there is even a layout test called
"unsupported-rtsp.html" ;)

> .
> Why iphone/palmWebOS supports in-browser playback of streaming media  -  (i dont really get it but maybe it is because its their own handheld devices and they can do anything with it ...)

I would guess so (for palm).

> Right?
> -Cheers
> [1] http://iphone.livestream.com
> [2] http://www.weboshelp.net/getting-started-with-webos/177-webos-and-gstreamer
> ________________________________________
> From: Michael A. Peters [mpeters at mac.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 12:01 PM
> To: Hamza Awais
> Cc: Philippe Normand; webkit-gtk at lists.webkit.org
> Subject: Re: [webkit-gtk] LIVE video playback
> Hamza Awais wrote:
> > Hi Philippe
> >
> > By LIVE/Streaming, i mean some thing like LIVE Broadcast stream (a TV
> > channel stream) ... I know there is support for static file
> > (http://url/file.ogg) playback in browsers with HTML5 support but
> > what can we also play live stream-based source? like ustream.tv
> > (provided the source supports non-flash streaming)
> I don't believe live streaming is part of the html 5 media
> specification, so it probably is best done with an object tag so a
> browser plugin could handle it.
> There is a totem browser plugin, for example, that may work if GStreamer
> supports the stream.

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