Support ogv and ogg video and audio format in Microsoft Edge
Please support ogv and ogg formats in Microsoft Edge.
The OGG container format and the Vorbis and Theora codecs are included in the Windows Media Extensions package. This is included by default in in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17063.
why doesn't it work then ?
Ivan Privaci commented
It's nice that webm (a limited subset of .mkv) is being supported for video, but the lack of support for ogg containers for audio is one place where Edge is still way behind the "big" browsers.
A separate entry asking for ogg vorbis and .opus support claims that opus support is "in preview", but apparently this only refers to the raw opus codec, not actual .opus files or streams.
Just have to stick with firefox and chrome...
Evgeny Vrublevsky commented
Ogg Vorbis and Opus files are mandatory formats.
Devon Holcombe commented
This would be very useful. Wikipedia often uses this format for audio files which demonstrate word pronunciation.
Jeremy Karlsson commented
"Under consideration". No, there is nothing to be considered. It ough to be implemented ASAP.
Stop "considerating" implementing our web standards. If you do, you'll sit there with a new IE in a few years again. Stop this, right now!
Thomas Ruecker (TBR) commented
Please pay attention to Ogg Chaining (Page 4 of RFC 3533). Most player implementations get that wrong initially.
Good testcases are:
- concatenate several files and check if the resulting single file can be played from beginning to end
- Go to http://dir.xiph.org and play an Ogg/Vorbis and an Opus stream that each must show "Artist - Title" info on that page. Chaining happens upon change of song, easiest visible in the changed Artist - Title. Verify that it continues playing as the song changes (the metadata will not change on the page though).
Please note that Icecast streams do NOT send a content length, as they are continuous streams of data. Seeking is not supported and content MUST NOT be cached. This is also valid for MP3 and AAC streams.
Supporting Ogg container is necessary in order to use Ogg/Vorbis and Ogg/Opus in the audio tag. All other browsers (besides Apple's) support it already.
Ivan Privaci commented
Kind of crucial for web audio support (.ogg [vorbis] and .opus are both ogg containers)
Skipping ogg for video support is probably not so bad, but "webm" seems to be very video-centric. vorbis and opus audio on the web seems to be all ogg format.
I'm confident Xiph would be happy to help if you are having trouble implementing the format.