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23May/090

Try Firefox 3.5 (pre), with in-built video support (+subtitles)

You can try out Firefox 3.5 (not final yet) now and have a sneak preview of the new features.
Among the new features is the in-built support for video (there is a new video tag you can add to your (X)HTML pages)).

With some extra Javascript, it is possible to top up the video playback with subtitles, in your language!

1. Therefore, grab a copy of Firefox 3.5 (pre).

2. When you run it, it is advised to run it as

./firefox -ProfileManager -no-remote

This asks you to select a different profile, so you can create a special profile just for testing Firefox 3.5. The -no-remote option helps you to have independent Firefox sessions from your normal Firefox you may be running.

3. Visit the Firefox 3.5 video demonstration page with subtitles.

4. Here is a version with translated subtitles for Greek.

Mozilla 3.5 demonstrating video with Greek subtitles

Note that Firefox supports the OGV video container format. Therefore, you may need to convert your videos to OGV.

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