[html5] mozilla, opera and mp3/aac codec

"~:'' ありがとうございました" j.chetwynd at btinternet.com
Tue Jul 28 10:24:20 PDT 2009

mozilla, opera and mp3/aac codec

opera and mozilla already play mp3 files, whether linked directly or  
in a document such as:

This may not be native and via a third party application, though I  
cannot tell.

so why cannot <audio /> mimic this behaviour already?
and why is the patent issue* blocking progress?

I cannot quite get the gist of what is being discussed in the lengthy  
codec thread**

simple plain english where at all possible


Jonathan Chetwynd


*   Opera refuses to implement H.264, citing the obscene cost of the
    relevant patent licenses.

    Mozilla refuses to implement H.264, as they would not be able to  
    a license that covers their downstream distributors.

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