[whatwg] The truth about Nokias claims

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Dec 14 16:35:13 PST 2007

On Fri, 14 Dec 2007, Joseph Daniel Zukiger wrote:
> Or, rather, if we knew that Apple (and others?) would at least be 
> willing to open their phones to 3rd party codecs. (Yes, the third party 
> codecs can be built, if the API for the container is truly open.)

This already exists -- there have been reports even in this thread of Ogg 
Theora plugins working with Apple's <video> implementation.

This doesn't help with closed systems (e.g. iPhone), and it isn't an ideal 
situation -- we'd _like_ to be in a position where all players can 
implement the same thing without relying on third parties.

Failing that, though, it is true that third party codecs can be the way to 
a solution.

> After a little sleep, a suggestion occurs to me. (I have not read all 
> the subthreads, maybe it has been made already, if so, mea culpa.)

Incidentally, I must encourage everyone to read all the messages before 
posting. If you don't think everyone else's messages are worth reading, 
why should they consider yours worth reading? :-)

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