We have had the ability to stream YouTube videos and other platforms from our BlackBerrys for awhile but that really just opened the media player and played from there. One of our readers, Diego, pointed out an interesting exception to that and even caught it on video with his BlackBerry Bold 9780. I confirmed on my BlackBerry Torch 9800 and it also works!
Here is how to replicate it:
- Head to any of the Comic Vine videos like this one from your BlackBerry
- When the page loads click the play button on the video
- Then scroll down a bit and scroll back up
- The video controls will now show and you simply hit play INSIDE THE BROWSER!
I have tried digging into it and it seems like it is streaming the video using the supported MP4 format. The thing is I have no idea how they pulled it off. I have tried experimenting with a few tags even HTML5 video tags which are officially not supported with no luck. So I thought I would throw it out there.
Anybody have a clue how Comic Vine is able to stream video to BlackBerrys embedded in the browser?