Open source browser Firefox is going to support Ogg Theora video natively without installing plugins and will support the new HTML 5 tag to embed the videos on web pages. Will be ready on 3.1 release.

This is great news since there has been a long debate about the HTML 5 tag on the mailing lists. With Apple and specially Nokia against Ogg on the web and proposing proprietary codecs instead, its a great relief that finally there’s a move towards on doing the right thing: to support open codecs.

The latest version of Opera browser also supports Ogg Theora videos natively already.

About the author

Gabriel Saldaña Gabriel Saldaña is a web developer, photographer and free software advocate. Connect with him on and Twitter

%d bloggers like this: