Apr 19 2019 04:47 PM
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 18 2019 04:10 PM - edited Jun 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 .
Jun 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.