I have some problems with Opera and Chromium browsers playing some streams and I want to debug that. But I cannot tell what works and what does not because I cannot tell what format a given stream is using. IS there a way to identify that in some if not all cases?
I am not referring necessarily to youtube, I think they use html5 video only. I remember that when it used flash, flashplayer options where available on right click. And youtube still gives a lot of info on the stream on right-click ("Stats for nerds"). But on many streams there isn't any such info. Is that absence the sign that the stream is not flash?
I am interested to know about the video stream format no matter if the right-click menu gives any info or not.
Also, I would like to know if there are alternatives to flash and html5 streaming and how to recognize those. Also, I see that some addons can capture/download online videos and then their "format" is accessible: mp4, webm, 3gp, mov, etc (or should I say "extension"?). Does that say something about the "format" of the streaming itself? (I mean on youtube there seem to be a diversity of extensions for one stream (mp4, webm, 3gp), I think depending on its size/resolution: are they all html5?)
I want to know when "flash" is involved and when not, when there is "html5", when other formats/plugins are involved (if ever) and what's the relation between these terms and the extension(s) of the files that can be physically captured.