Everything You Need to Know About HTML5 Video and Audio Update history: Article updated 26 January 2011 — Simplified information about what video formats Opera supports, as now Linux versions handle video the same as Mac and PC. Also deleted links to Labs WebM builds, as all release versions now support it.Article updated 1 July 2010 — replaced download links to our experiment WebM-enabled builds with links to Opera 10.60 (final).Article updated 14th May 2010 — some minor changes made; information on codecs added to mention the VP8 codec Google have made available and the experimental VP8-supporting Opera Labs build. Introduction The latest version of Opera supports the HTML5 video and audio elements. This article aims to provide all the nitty-gritty details of HTML5 media, the DOM API, events, and so forth, so you can implement your own HTML5 player with fallback for older browsers. What's supported? Opera supports everything in the HTML5 video spec with the following exceptions: The preload attribute is not supported. Detecting support "maybe"
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