HTML5 video for Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer 8 doesn’t support HTML5 <audio> or <video> tags which allow easy audio and video embedding, and Microsoft haven’t said whether they plan to implement them in IE9.

Fortunately, a workaround is closer thanks to Christian Adams who is working in a new plugin that would make IE capable of handling these new tags.

According to Christian, it’s in early development status so there are no progress bar or any control, but they should follow soon.

Check this screencast to see it in action:

Via Chris Double’s blog.

3 thoughts on “HTML5 video for Internet Explorer”

  1. Since Microsoft refuses to stick to Web Standards it’s nice to see someone finding ways around it. Keep up the good work. 🙂 I loved Microsoft’s reaction to the Chrome Frame Plugin. I’m still laughing about that one. 🙂

  2. What do you guys get on the video with cpu usage? I have mozillalinks.org always zoomed to 150% and am running it on a PhenomII X4 3Ghz. And it uses more than 100% cpu on 1 core.

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