This extracts the JPEG frames, likely without the huffman compression tables (though chrome dont care 8-), found within the .avi bytestream, and then base64 encodes them so they can be easily inserted into a dynamic <img> tag.
Add in a short display timeout and keep overlaying images, and you have your "video", using <img> tags, like a flip book.
WORKS: [ chrome: yes ][ firefox: was yes but now not 8-( ][ safari/iOS: no ][ IE: i bet not ]
Originally created 2006 by Tracey Jaquith. minor updates to jQuery and simplifying 2013