[whatwg] The issue of interoperability of the <video> element
gerv at mozilla.org
Mon Jun 25 02:14:50 PDT 2007
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> This has
> been discussed to death already, but here are our basic reasons:
> - MPEG-4 is an ISO open standard (although unfortunately
No-one is telling you not to support MPEG-4.
> - H.264 offers considerably better quality at the same bitrate than
> - H.264 is better for video delivery to limited-capability and low-power
> devices that support hardware video decoding. You may have heard that
> YouTube will be serving their video content as H.264 to AppleTV and iPhone.
Again, no-one is telling you not to support it.
So that leaves only the following argument _against_ supporting Ogg as
well as other things you might want to support:
> - Ogg Theora/Vorbis offers a royalty-free license for the few known
> patents, but we would assume additional risk of submarine patents if
> we supported it.
Leaving aside the merits of this final argument for a moment, it might
save time when giving your list in future if you only mentioned this one :-)
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