[whatwg] Video

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Tue Oct 31 08:35:41 PST 2006

On Oct 31, 2006, at 15:57, Joao Eiras wrote:

> VideoLAN (http://www.videolan.org/) has developed a decoder for  
> their low footprint media player, that decodes all major video  
> formats and others. It's much more stable than a regular codec,  
> because it was made to stream from the internet, being therefore  
> prepared to receive all kinds of garbage in the stream, and still  
> being able to decode the stream. I already had some practical  
> experience with damaged MPEGs which crashed any media playe on my  
> PC, while VLC behaved flawlessly. Eventually, UAs could make  
> default use of VLC's browser plugin, or embed it directly within  
> the browser.

You are talking about the technical properties of VLC. The barriers  
to shipping VLC binaries with browsers are legal--not technical.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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