Is the Pi capable of mp3 playback, and what quality and program is tested to work o.k.? (192/320Kb...)
I know that older (386) type systems have trouble with decodig mp3 files, how's the Pi doing here, and what player can be used?
If they can manage to get a HTML5 compliant browser working on he Pi it should be able to play MP3 music and MP4/VP8 video easily enough.
Seeming as google are donating money for Pi's to english schools I hope they get their butts in gear and make us a slimmed down version of chrome/chromium for the Pi one day. I know MP4 is tied up in all sorts of patent wars but it's so much more widespread and easy to use than OGG/VP8, and firefox doesn't play MP4.
@Edwin: when enough people are getting entoustiastic about the Pi (users) then more software makers will be interested in programing for the Pi. The fact that Google is "all ready" intrested is really great and promissing for the future!
More will follow, this is the all important power of the "community"
Chromium browser is already available in Debian. But they have a very old version, so I'm not sure of its capabilities regarding HTML5. They have version 6. If I recall correctly, it should play vids on YouTube and play MP3s.