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No full screen on HTML5 play back?

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  • Mike Greenway

    why isn't there full sceen play back of HTML5 on Ping? Silverlight yes, HTML no?

  • wkempf

    I'm not a web dev and so not current on the HTML 5 spec, but a quick search seems to indicate that the spec doesn't include full screen support yet.

  • Mike Greenway

    Thanks wkempf

    I am confused because of this MSDN article


  • wkempf

    The blog linked from your MSDN article goes into more detail.

    Basically, IE doesn't support it now, and may not in IE 10. Other browsers support it with very recent releases, but the API was only proposed in the W3C 4 months ago. Actually using this would therefore be fairly difficult and problematic, so it's probably premature to do so. The C9 devs would have to speak up here about this topic, but I wouldn't blame them for not implementing this feature at this time.

  • Mike Greenway

    @wkempf:Thanks again Angel

    Here at ch9 they were using silverlight variable data rate steaming before it worked correctly and talked about being on the cutting edge, but there isn't a reason to do that here. enogh said (by me)

    conclusion: HTML5 may someday replace SL video, but not yet.

    will HTML5 video be ready before the plug-inless metro IE10?

    Will HTML5 support variable data rates?

    Have fun



    Dose it seem to you that the HTML5 file is large for the small display were warching?


  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    Ug! Yet another dumb move by Microsoft. Even their own media proves HTML5 video is NOT ready for prime time yet that's the only option for Metro IE 10. No full screen, no variable data rates... Great.

  • DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @dda: Well I was about to say...

    It's not C9 that I'm mad at. They are doing what they can with what they have. It's WinDiv that is blowing it with excluding a streaming media player in Metro IE 10 that can play flash and SL video full screen before the web has caught up with the capabilities these technologies have. Thankfully C9 made a nice W8 metro app that can render the streams full screen.

    ...but I just tried webm video on youtube and also this site and they both can play full screen in Metro IE 10. Yes there are artifacts probably because it's scaled but at least it provides some something that's easier to watch on a tablet without pressing your face to the screen. So how is this done? It's the video player (i.e. Looks like the ball is back in C9's court. The IE team could make it better by providing native support but they'd make a lot more people who will be buying W8 tablets this fall happier if they at least provided a player like the one I've sited. C9 could implement this kind of player today and not wait for the IE team.

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  • philjay

    Metro IE 10 supports full screen since the webpage is fullscreen. No api needed for that. All browsing should be just fullscreen Smiley

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