Script Summary: Replaces html5 video tag with Flash player to allow H264 videos to play in Firefox
Version: 2010/05/05 resolve relative path by A
Firefox cannot play H264 HTML 5 video. This script replaces the video tag with a Flash-based player (hence this script requires a recent Flash player that supports H264). I have tested this on
This script serves to show how HTML5 needs to support open codecs not H264, so that we don't continue to be locked into Flash. With Google open sourcing the On2 VP8 codec, hopefully this script will become obsolete.
I found a comprehensive update to the script by another programmer here:
I updated the code here with that version which adds support for relative paths and allows Ogg videos to work by the look of it. Appears he or she tested against: