11 March 2013

How to solve issue with 'Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.' in Opera

I am user of Opera. An Outsider  Web Browser.
It means I am discriminated on many occasions . Specially with services related to Google , Microsoft and places where JavaScript are designed only for specific browser.

So i went on YouTube today and trying to play  Silence Groove - Play Out (The Cock) a very nice drum and bass tune.
But i was welcomed by upsetting message
"Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available.
Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video."
I used few words,which were not a compliments.

What happen ? Google turn on a htm5 player version for my account,which doesn't work with Opera at the moment

Login to your YouTube account
Go to   http://www.youtube.com/html5
On bottom of page press "Leave the HTML5 Trial"  and press refresh on tab,where you had your youtube video.

I like concept of standards for some common solution like html 5, JavaScript etc.
I am not sure about video and video streaming .

For standards changes should be a revolution (html 4 -> html 5). For some technologies like video stream, changes should be a constant evolution and I believe that is better. I am aware that many formats for video has a some serious drawbacks like security,implementation decision (support one/many/all formats), patent abuse and few more,but i think battle between few companies cause quicker evolution of video format.
It is too broad topic and it is out of scope of this blog entry anyway.[TODO finish gibberish about this]

Anyway. I understand fact that YouTube prefer support open standard that clumsy 3rd part solution like Adobe Crap Player and etc. and I understand that that support starts from Google Chrome and Firefox,but I hope that Opera and Safari will be not discriminated*.

* I do NOT think Internet Explorer as web browser .It is a tool for download a web browser. I am impressed with changes made by Microsoft ,but software that is designed for one platform and only very limited version compatibility,which makes OS feature rather standalone browser.

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