lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Mon Oct 30 23:05:10 PST 2006
Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> On 10/30/06, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
>> Places like YouTube and Google Video work around this by
>> building their own interface using Flash, which handles multiple formats
>> seamlessly for the user.
> Not exactly. Flash players only play FLV video files. And that's it
> Behind the scenses... server-side... other video formats a transcoded to
Ok, I wasn't sure about that.
>> but the current problem holding it back is the lack of implementation
>> in the major media players and browsers.
> This might be the chicken and the egg problem.
That's not a problem. The egg came first, the chicken evolved later.
:-) Besides, many people are already publishing audio and video using
ogg, we just need the native implementations in major media players to
bring it more into the mainstream.
>> I aware that there are many implementations of ogg available, but
>> Windows Media Player, Quick Time and Real Player don't.
Unfortunately, they're not native implementations, which is a problem.
If they shipped with the players, it would be great!
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