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I installed chromium-browser on the Raspberry Pi. However now when I make a webpage with this:

<video width="860" height="480" controls>
    <source src="vid.mp4" type="video/mp4" ></source>
    <source src="vid.webm" type="video/webm" ></source>
    <p> Your browser does not support the HTML5 video feature. </p>
</video>

But the browser does not support either of these formats. I found chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra with apt-get but it is only for Ubuntu. Is there something that would work with Raspbian? Or some other way to get a video in a webpage? I am building the webpage, so the formats and other server side stuff can be changed too.

  • Does your web page work on another machine (e.g. using Chrome?) – Julian Jan 6 '13 at 0:35
  • yes on windows and mac it works. That is using chrome though. On the pi it is using chromium – Scoop Jan 6 '13 at 0:40
  • That's good. You need to look on the raspian specific repositories. If you have both raspian.org and raspberrypi.org repositories in you /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/sources.d and can't find it then you will have to compile them yourself or get someone else to. – Julian Jan 6 '13 at 11:16
  • This now works. – 17xande Oct 30 '18 at 13:43
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Midori version 0.4 has HTML5 'Video tag, h.264 and WebM' compliance.

Also some web pages require Java so also install IcedTea7

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there is a relatively new browser, still in beta, that works well with html5, is can be downloaded here it is simply called "web" I think.. but the executable looks like:

epiphany-browser

it is still a little unfinished.. and undocumented, but for basic browsing it works well (tested in rasbian).

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