Bug 42750

Summary: Live OGG streaming using HTML5 audio or video tag does not work
Product: WebKit Reporter: Rafael Diniz <rafael>
Component: New BugsAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: Critical CC: calvaris, eric.carlson, jab_creations, olvz, rafael
Priority: P1    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   

Description Rafael Diniz 2010-07-21 07:08:46 PDT
A live streaming coming from a icecast2 server (http type of connection), in Ogg/Vorbis (audio only) or Ogg/Vorbis/Theora (A/V) does not play in nightly builds of Google Chrome nor Safari.

Code example:
<audio src="http://orelha.radiolivre.org:8000/muda.ogg" controls="controls" preload="none">

Website where the player in embedded:
(look in the left)

Works perfect in Firefox 3.5 or greater.
Comment 1 Rafael Diniz 2010-07-22 10:47:44 PDT
I also tested Ogg streaming in Opera in work perfect, so the bug is really related to webkit.
Comment 2 Eric Carlson 2011-06-04 21:38:55 PDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> I also tested Ogg streaming in Opera in work perfect, so the bug is really related to webkit.

Ogg playback does not work on Safari unless the user installs a QuickTime extension, eg. the Xiph QuickTime components, Perian, etc. If Ogg streaming does not work with any of these components installed, please file bugs against the developers.
Comment 3 John A. Bilicki III 2011-10-28 14:15:03 PDT
The reason why this bug won't be fixed for a long time is because Apple is part of the MPEG-LA patent pool hoping to profit off of MPEG/H.264 licensing...


Web designers and web developers should note that this bug is intentionally ignored on account of Apple's MPEG-LA membership (as is Microsoft's mirrored stance).
Comment 4 Rafael Diniz 2011-10-30 15:19:00 PDT
If we develop such modification in order to add ogg/vorbis support to webkit do you think apple will block the commit?
Comment 5 John A. Bilicki III 2011-11-01 16:30:26 PDT
Rafael, unfortunately I am not as acquainted with how things run here though I can personally atest that there have been a lot of issues coming from the Mozilla Corporation to block fixes for bugs in all sorts of odd scenarios. Both Apple and Samsung who contribute to WebKit are part of MPEG-LA so I think it is a possibility that a block or a "by design" blockade may be enforced to protect corporate interests. You may want to draw attention to the bug from developers though there does not appear to be a voting system in place.
Comment 6 olvz 2013-03-03 04:19:05 PST
How is this "UNCONFIRMED" after more than two years? Apple blocking innovation is one thing, but bluntly ignoring problems is another.

This is "NEW" and valid. Hope some developer will pick up this task.