[html5] OGG--Why vs

Robert O'Rourke rob at sanchothefat.com
Thu Dec 13 07:17:55 PST 2007

Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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/#video

It would be nice if they pre-packaged a media player as part of the 
browser, plugins for any/all other formats could be added to that by 
users as they need them and then we as web developers could just use the 
HTML5 syntax for media. Is this an idea that has any mileage?


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