[html5] OGG--Why vs

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed Dec 12 22:38:00 PST 2007

On Thu, 13 Dec 2007, Barry Loo wrote:
> Multiple formats exist because no one format will ever be loved by 
> everyone, ever.  The HTML4 spec calls for support of more than one image 
> file format (e.g. JPEG, PNG); why not specify more than one (free and 
> open-source) video format?

As the HTML5 spec says:

# User agents may support any video and audio codecs and container 
# formats.
 -- http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#video0

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