Just ran across this interview with Mozilla’s CEO, John Lilly on the GigaOM Show over at Revision3.com. Well worth checking into and watching to hear a little more from one of the head honchos.
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Want to view, edit, publish video for the Web without worrying about having the right plugin, or doing the right version for the right people depending on the video method they like the most?
Well both Mozilla and the Opera people are getting behind a movement to do just that.
Looks like the solution will be to use some open source technology mixed with a new tag to make embedding video in web pages easier.
Opera and Mozilla officials say the changes to their browsers will offer a new level of ease for Web developers using open-source tools to embed and stream their video. If video encoded in Ogg Theora plays directly in the browser, everyday Internet surfers would not have the burden of downloading extra plug-ins for their browser to play the video.
A lot of other good points are made in this PC World article on the topic. We don’t need a plugin to view images – why should we need one to watch video?
For long time readers, you’ll remember that Chris and Lockergnome were the main supporters of me starting this site and getting the word out about the Firefox Facts e-book. Where here are some of his thoughts on Firefox 3.
Still got much love for Chris, and he’s got some good and bad things to say.
Interesting video – maybe I should do a few video Firefox podcasts?
Are you a big YouTube fan? The YouPlayer extension delivers you all the wild and wacky cats wearing roller skates-like fun of YouTube in your Firefox sidebar.
Here are a few more details from the creator of the extension.
This is a must-have addon for all YouTube fans! YouPlayer is a YouTube video player with playlist similar to the one in Winamp. You may add/drag a YouTube link into a playlist window. When you double-click on it, it will be shown in the video window. You may drag a link to a browser window or right-click it and open in a new tab. You may also add/drag other links, thus the playlist will work as a bookmarker.
I would like to see this be opened up to other video services out there. I think it is a pretty neat idea all around. The only problem is YouTube is the biggest, but not the only one out there as far as Online video goes.
If you have been looking for a good source of Firefox videocasts, then you should look no further than Air Mozilla. I have to say I have been very impressed with the product and can’t wait to get the free time to watch some more. If you are interested in the “goings on” behind the team that brought you Firefox – give this one a shot.
I wish the Podomatic service they used on the back end of things provided a better interface for the whole thing, but you can’t hate the player – got to hate the game. I wanted to embed a player here in the post but for some reason the Podomatic service kind of sucks.
It doesn’t take away from the great content Air Mozilla is providing. Can’t say I would be disappointed to see them slap them on YouTube instead.
I have had a few people ask me how to download flash or embedded movies without having to use extensions that push you through a third party.
There are a lot of extensions out there that will open up a pop up window, and if they support the site you want to download from there should be no mess. People want to cut out the middle man though and go right to downloading what they want. For those people I have a solution.
Although it might be a little more on the geekier side than some might like the UnPlug extension is what you are looking for. It goes right to the source, digging through the web site code and turns up what will most likely be the file you want to download.
Unlike the extensions people have problems with, UnPlug scans the page, and if it doesn’t know there the data comes from it can guess. I would say nine times out of ten it guesses the correct one too.
So this might not be the first tool, the only tool, or the best tool – but it is another tool when it comes to saving video from the Web. Out of all the video downloading tools I have seen this one might have the best interface of them all.
As you can see, it gives you a button on your toolbar to click on and get direct access to downloading. This is something I have wanted to see for a long time. It also works with YouTube, MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm and others.
Ever wanted to take a step into the Mozilla foundation?
Here we have about as close as you and me are going to get. I just stumbled upon this interview with Mitchell Baker that Robert Scoble posted over at PodTech.net. 40 minutes of quality Mozilla interview action! It has been a long time since I have seen any real good podcasts or interviews with folks behind Mozilla so this is nice to see.
Just as a side note I’d really like to see the Mozilla team release their own series of interviews and segments like this letting the fans and developers know what it has taken to get here and what is planned for the future.
If you find any other Mozlla interviews, podcasts, videos or anything else of the sort, be sure to send it my way.
Firefox will find search engines for you!
One nice feature of Firefox 2 that i think gets overlooked by a lot of people, is the quick and easy way you can find new search engines via the browser. When a Web site has made a Firefox 2 compatible search, your search bar should glow or so something else (I think it changes from theme to theme). Not sure what to look for?
The folks over at Lifehacker have put together a video to watch just in case you are not sure. Worth watching – just to make sure!
One of the few pains in the rear with using the latest and greatest version of Firefox is that it take a little work to get everything working just right.
With every new release of Firefox–like yesterday’s release of Firefox 2 Beta 2–comes the question, “How do I make my old extensions work with the new version?” Some extensions–which Mozilla is now calling Add-ons–made for older versions of Firefox really don’t work with the newer features and can cause problems, but for the majority of add-ons, all that’s needed is basically the flip of a switch.
Need more? Well here are your resources to learn a little more about making your old extensions work with Firefox 2.0.