Support for video player in Opera mini for Android

  • Hi Team,

    We run a video content portal http://m.bhojpurinama.com and get around 30% traffic from Opera Mini browser. But Opera Mini doesn't seem to support the native html5 video player that we are using. We tested on Android Jelly bean and brackberry. How soon can we get a resolution for the same or do you have some alternatives for supporting video player on Opera Mini browser.

    Anticipating a quick reponse.

  • ?

  • Mini is a different sort of browser: it's a thin client that displays what the Opera Mini server prepares. When you enter a URL in Mini, the Mini client sends the request to Opera Central. An Opera server visits the public page, and does all the heavy lifting there. Opera Central then creates and sends back a page view built for your device. The Mini client displays that page.

    It's a trade-off. It saves both bandwidth and processing power (the full page read and script processing gets done by an Opera server), but it also means Mini can't display most multimedia. On my iphone, it'll usually redirect youtube vids to my youtube app. But Mini won't render HTML5 or Flash or even animated GIFs directly within the Mini app.

    Hope this helps.

    -jk

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