HTML5 Fullscreen video crossbrowser

With the evolution of HTML5 APIs taking a video to Fullscreen and back is very easy and indeed no flash!

P.S : I shall be using webm for the demo, the below image and explanations must make things clear on why webm.


Why webm? :

It gives :

  • VP8, a high-quality video codec we are releasing today under a BSD-style, royalty-free license

  • Vorbis, an already open source and broadly implemented audio codec.

  • Container format based on a subset of the Matroska media container.

Benefits ? :

  • It supports very high quality video viewing.

    • Enables great video playback performance, even on older computers.

    • It is completely free and open to everyone platform.

    • Supported on popular video sites like YouTube and so on.

THE CODE : [ webkit, v8 and spidermonkey ]

 var videoElement = document.getElementById("myvideo");
  function toggleFullScreen() {
    if (!document.mozFullScreen && !document.webkitFullScreen) {
      if (videoElement.mozRequestFullScreen) {
      } else {
    } else {
      if (document.mozCancelFullScreen) {
      } else {
  document.addEventListener("keydown", function(e) {
    if (e.keyCode == 13) {
  }, false);

Feel free to check out DEMO and comment below!

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