I have latest Comodo Dragon browser with pepper flash installed…
I have twitter account and while I surfing I realized that CD cannot open twitter videos.
The error message says “This browser does not support video playback.” :-TD
are there any lack of codec in Comodo Dragon? How can I solve this?
I tested on Google Chrome and Comodo IceDragon. They can play this video. The problem only for CD.
What can I recommend? That you ask Twitter and others to use VP9 and Opus/Vorbis? That you ask Comodo to make Dragon/Chromodo use the system’s decoders for proprietary formats? That you use a browser that supports the formats you need it to support?
Because there is not one format is supported by all browsers. While WebM (VP8/VP9/Vorbis/Opus) is supported by all variants of Chromium and Firefox, AVC/AAC is supported by Chrome, Opera, IE, Edge, Safari, and on most systems, Firefox (+ derivatives).
Open media could indeed sort things…
However, I have spent time today checking other browsers and Dragon is the only one that can’t play twitter videos.
I love Dragon for its speed and security and simplicity - I hate having to change to another browser just to see twitter clips that only Dragon can’t play. If they play on Chrome and Chromium, WHY won’t they play on chrome based Dragon?
They play in Chrome because Google pays for it (licensing fees). They do not play in Chromium, unless it’s built to decode proprietary formats, and if it is, the one who built it has to pay the licensing fees to MPEG LA.
Opera? Yes, Opera is built upon Chromium and supports proprietary formats, but it does so using the system’s decoders, just like Firefox does. I guess that is what Comodo is working on implementing.