04-19-2019 04:47 PM
06-18-2019 12:43 PM
@v-gapart Please don't bloat the browser with that!
If someone really want this I guess it could be achieved by using an extension.
If there are something blocking extensions from doing it better then please improve the extensions mechanism to unblock it.
06-18-2019 02:48 PM
@cbomtempo Both extensions that you suggested have less than 1 Mb in size, so I don't think it can be considered bloat. Even more when it could be a selling point for Edge. A built-in media player with extra functions like AI generated subtitles for when you're listening to podcasts or watching a video in another language + automatic translation for your language using Bing would be a big selling point, and it would also give lots of data to improve MS AI.
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions, will start using them.
06-18-2019 04:10 PM - edited 06-18-2019 04:17 PM
Browser plays HLS streams via default HTML5 video element. It doesn't support various media containers, and has limited codecs support. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5_video
Its a bad idea to make a browser do everything for everyone. It should open web pages fast and support extensions .
06-19-2019 08:33 AM
Hi @Muriel_Mondadori !
When I said bloat I was not referring to the installation size, but to the functionalities.
A browser should be used to browser web pages, period. If you want mare from it you could achieve it by using extensions.
I don't want to be rude, but the browser engine could be used to build "virtually" any application and I don't want my browser to be a media player, a calculator, a text editor, a file explorer, or anything else other than a web browser... Even because someone could implement all those functionalities as a web application or a browser extension.