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can firefox play a mp4 file?

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I have a 5 line html code on my server uses the video tag; the movie I mention, in the code, is a file xxxxxx.mp4 I can play this mp4, online or offline, in IE,Safari, Chrome and Opera, but NOT in firefox (I have v12). It gives err: "no video with supported format of MIME type found" or the like. Must I convert my mp4 to another filetype, or is there something I can "do with" my FF vers 12!? I use XP, on a desktop.

I have a 5 line html code on my server uses the video tag; the movie I mention, in the code, is a file xxxxxx.mp4 I can play this mp4, online or offline, in IE,Safari, Chrome and Opera, but NOT in firefox (I have v12). It gives err: "no video with supported format of MIME type found" or the like. Must I convert my mp4 to another filetype, or is there something I can "do with" my FF vers 12!? I use XP, on a desktop.

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In general, no, current versions of Firefox do not support mp4 files natively. Users currently require a plug-in of some sort to play mp4 files in the browser. That will probably change at some point in the near future; there was a long discussion about this topic and the general decision was to implement support for this format. You can read the full discussion at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.platform/-xTei5rYThU

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I put my/this mp4 file on my server

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • 15.0.1.13
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.3.633
  • Npdsplay dll
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0

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I may have to convert my mp4 to a flv or a ogv!??

Kartikaya Gupta 2 solutions 11 answers

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In general, no, current versions of Firefox do not support mp4 files natively. Users currently require a plug-in of some sort to play mp4 files in the browser. That will probably change at some point in the near future; there was a long discussion about this topic and the general decision was to implement support for this format. You can read the full discussion at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.platform/-xTei5rYThU

In general, no, current versions of Firefox do not support mp4 files natively. Users currently require a plug-in of some sort to play mp4 files in the browser. That will probably change at some point in the near future; there was a long discussion about this topic and the general decision was to implement support for this format. You can read the full discussion at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.platform/-xTei5rYThU

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Can close this, I understand now about the "mp4 status" and FFox, thanx!

Can close this, I understand now about the "mp4 status" and FFox, thanx!
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See also: * https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Media_formats_supported_by_the_audio_and_video_elements

Question owner

ok, #2 thanx!! can close this.

ok, #2 thanx!! can close this.

Question owner

can close, thanx

can close, thanx