People other than me are doing HTML5 video

I’m not sure who got to it first but Dailymotion, Youtube, and my site ( are the only sites that are using the HTML5 video tag.

Dailymotion’s page is at and as far as I can tell is using the Vorbis/Theora Firefox 3.5 compatible spec.

Youtube’s HTML5 site is at and is using H.264 and doesn’t seem to work in Firefox 3.5

My HTML5 page is and it is Vorbis/Theora and works in Firefox 3.5

If you know of any other pages that are using are using the proposed HTML5 video tags please comment here, email me three [at] threethirty [dot] us, or @threethirty on

HTML5 video tags have a power level over 9000

My brother showed me this post at on how to do the much bitched about html5 video tags. So I totally had to do it, and I did.

Here is my page

The cool thing is that you can have it degrade codecs and and even all the way to flash. The first (intro) video is this way, but the rest are theora/vorbis file (yeay freedom!) So here is a little howto.

First You need a place to store the vids that you can link to. If you have dropbox you could put the vids in your public folder and link there.

To have a just theora/vorbis vid (because you love freedom) the code looks like this:


To have a theora/vorbis vid that degrades to mpeg4 the code looks like this:

Now if you need it to degrade all the way to flash (puke) then it would look like this:

ok that is the long and short of it. Not bad at all but you need to have Firefox 3.5 and some versions of Opera/Chrome/and possibly Safari with some extra codecs that screws the whole idea.

**EDIT: ok so I’m not smart enough to get the code to show up so just check out the mozilla hack page I was just copying from them anyway 🙂