[whatwg] codecs and containers

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Mon Dec 10 09:44:00 PST 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 09:14:39AM -0800, James Justin Harrell wrote:

> The language could be improved. "Ogg Theora" refers to Theora-encoded video enclosed in an Ogg
> container, not the Theora codec. Similar for Vorbis. "Theora" and "Vorbis" should be used without
> "Ogg" to refer to the actual codecs.

It is important to specify the a container as well as a codec set for 
the interoperability baseline.

> I also feel the choice here of the Ogg container format is a bad one, and that Matroska would be a
> much better choice.

My understanding is that Matroska doesn't stream well, which is a 
primary concern for loading large resources into web pages with 
progressive rendering. 


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