Firefox, YouTube and WebM – The Experiment

Hi everyone

I have just spent a little while playing with the new WebM and HTML5 experimental support in Mozilla Firefox and I mus say. I am quite impressed. The 760p video samples I have seen are truly quite impressive. I would suggest that anyone capable should get their hands on a browser with experimental support and give it a shot themselves.

But for those of you who are not so daring – here are a few screen shot of what a video looks like in 720p with the new experimental features. For those who are a little more daring, see the information at the bottom of this page about where you can find the experimental Firefox builds.

WebM Sample 1 (720p)
WebM Sample 2 (720p)
WebM Sample 3 (720p)

Firefox Experimental Builds

  1. First you will need to go and get yourself a Firefox nightly build, or a nightly of your favourite browser. If you use Windows then you can get a build here. For Mac you can get a build here and for Linux you can get it from here.
  2. Install the nightly build. Note that if you are already using Firefox you may wish to read this before you install it!
  3. Load the the video here and try out the different resolution settings and enjoy!