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Allow playing VP9 natively on browsers supporting it
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Bleeding edge (Not sure if its still bleeding edge) firefox and chrome support VP9/Opus webm files. If we have such a file (or in some future where we transcode to that format), we want those browsers to play it via <video> tag.

Probably needs to make something like webmNativePlayer, but for VP9 webm's.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 2:51 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz60272.

Quick question: is there a new file suffix or would these also be labeled as just '.webm'?

If we need to produce both VP8 and VP9 versions of WebM output, do we need to change our directory structure or file naming scheme to include codec versioning?

No new suffix, but we also include other transcoding info in filename (eg 480p, 720p) so i think we could just add to that part of filename.

Change 229397 had a related patch set uploaded (by Brion VIBBER):
Add support for WebM VP9/Opus playback and transcodes

Change 229397 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add support for WebM VP9/Opus playback and transcodes

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