[html5] OGG--Why vs
nziarek at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 11:17:13 PST 2007
I would agree with the idea of a pipe dream, unfortunately. Who creates the
browser media player? Who creates the various codecs for the media player?
Media has become a pretty political issue -- and I don't see an easy route
to the centralized video player.
I like the idea of a video and audio standard on the web, but with no clear
winner in the marketplace, I sure wouldn't want to be the person making that
On Dec 13, 2007 12:09 PM, Robert O'Rourke <rob at sanchothefat.com> wrote:
> > 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
> >>> >> file format (e.g. JPEG, PNG); why not specify more than one (free
> >>> >> 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?
> > -Rob
> James Deville wrote:
> > Wasn't that the idea with requiring support for OGG?
> > If not, I like the idea if there is a format that can be agreed on.
> > JD
> Yeah I guess, I'm a late-comer to all this. I wasn't suggesting
> requiring support for OGG in particular as Ian pointed out the spec is
> open on the subject of which formats vendors choose to support. What I'm
> suggesting is that the web browser has a built-in media player that can
> be invoked via the HTML. Then you can just add codecs to it like you do
> to watch various formats on your PC. For example for I could get the
> .mov, .wmv, .rm codecs etc... and the browser would have one front-end
> to play them all that I can design and style via HTML and CSS... or
> something. Sorry I'm not making myself too clear, just another pipe
> dream I think.
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