Forrest Oliphant, hackable web apps

looped back and forth

looped back and forth


I used this workshop time to make an HTML5 video player module for my Meemoo web media wiring project. This will allow hacking video by scripted skipping and/or filter modules.

Meemoo video hack: routing

Check it live: … try changing the values in the two sliders to adjust the loop.


At this time there are not any video hosts that support CORS, which is necessary for getting the video image data. So for now, the only way to get that data is to host your HTML app on the same domain as your video. This is annoying, but hopefully we’ll see some CORS-enabled HTML5 video hosts soon. In this example, I uploaded the videos to the same host.

Without CORS, it is still possible to skip the playhead around and make a loop.

the output of this hack

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