<div>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.
<div>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 decision.</div>
<div class="gmail_quote">On Dec 13, 2007 12:09 PM, Robert O'Rourke <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0px 0px 0px 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: #ccc 1px solid">><br>> Ian Hickson wrote:<br>><br>>> > On Thu, 13 Dec 2007, Barry Loo wrote:<br>>> >
<br>>><br>>>> >> Multiple formats exist because no one format will ever be loved by<br>>>> >> everyone, ever. The HTML4 spec calls for support of more than one image<br>>>> >> file format (
e.g. JPEG, PNG); why not specify more than one (free and<br>>>> >> open-source) video format?<br>>>> >><br>>>><br>>> ><br>>> > As the HTML5 spec says:<br>>> >
<br>>> > # User agents may support any video and audio codecs and container<br>>> > # formats.<br>>> > -- <a href="http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#video" target="_blank">http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#video
</a><br>>><br>><br>> It would be nice if they pre-packaged a media player as part of the<br>> browser, plugins for any/all other formats could be added to that by<br>> users as they need them and then we as web developers could just use the
<br>> HTML5 syntax for media. Is this an idea that has any mileage?<br>><br>> -Rob<br><br><br>James Deville wrote:<br>> Wasn't that the idea with requiring support for OGG?<br>><br>> If not, I like the idea if there is a format that can be agreed on.
<br>><br>> JD<br>><br><br>Yeah I guess, I'm a late-comer to all this. I wasn't suggesting<br>requiring support for OGG in particular as Ian pointed out the spec is<br>open on the subject of which formats vendors choose to support. What I'm
<br>suggesting is that the web browser has a built-in media player that can<br>be invoked via the HTML. Then you can just add codecs to it like you do<br>to watch various formats on your PC. For example for I could get the
<br>.mov, .wmv, .rm codecs etc... and the browser would have one front-end<br>to play them all that I can design and style via HTML and CSS... or<br>something. Sorry I'm not making myself too clear, just another pipe<br>
dream I think.<br><br>-Rob<br>_______________________________________________<br>Help mailing list<br><a href="mailto:Help@lists.whatwg.org">Help@lists.whatwg.org</a><br><a href="http://lists.whatwg.org/listinfo.cgi/help-whatwg.org" target="_blank">