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HTML HTML Video and Audio (Retired) Media Basics Creating Media

What is a good media file type for Chrome, Firefox, etc.?

Nick talks about how an .mp4 is a good file type for Internet Explorer and Safari.

What would be a good file type to convert audio or video files if we wanted it optimized for Chrome or Firefox?

Thanks, Jennelle

2 Answers

Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
Jeff Jacobson-Swartfager
15,419 Points

.mp4 is fine, it is just proprietary. The .ogg filetype is great and is supported by both Chrome and Firefox. There is a really great introduction to the benefits and drawbacks of the various video containers on Dive into HTML5.

Give the site a look, it has a bunch of other great info about HTML5 as well!

Fidel Torres
Fidel Torres
25,286 Points

Hello Jennelle Barajas if you want to know the browser compatibility for audio and video format follow this link and look at the table in the bottom of the page...

HOPE this helps...