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I was wondering which browsers and browser versions support which video formats? Can some one help me on this problem?

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VIDEO formats;

  • Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome 6+ and Safari 5+ can play MP4's (type="video/mp4")
  • Chrome 6+, Firefox 3.6+ and Opera 10.6+ can play WebM's (type="video/webm")
  • Chrome 6+, Firefox 3.6+ and Opera 10.6+ can play OGG's (type="video/opgg")

AUDIO formats;

  • Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome 6+ and Safari 5+ can play MP3's (type="audio/mpeg")
  • Chrome 6+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 5+ and Opera 10.6+ can play WAV's (type="audio/wav")
  • Chrome 6+, Firefox 3.6+ and Opera 10.6+ can play OGG's (type="audio/ogg")

I wish there was at least one type of video & audio they all supported, and I wish they could all play .mid files and .avi files.

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If you're asking which browsers codec support for the HTML5 <video> tag, the Wikipedia entry for HTML5 Video is fairly informative (taken 5th May 2013).

Video Codec support in browsers (5th May 2013)

It looks like Theora and VP8 are the most widely supported right now.

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