[whatwg] The issue of interoperability of the <video> element

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Wed Jun 27 03:55:44 PDT 2007

On 6/27/07, Nicholas Shanks <contact at nickshanks.com> wrote:
> On 27 Jun 2007, at 09:28, Maik Merten wrote:
> > Browsers don't rely on the OS to decode JPEG or PNG or GIF either
> In my experience that seems to be exactly what they do do—rely on the
> OS to provide image decoding (as with other AV media).
> I say this because changes that had occurred in the OS (such as
> adding JPEG-2000 support) are immediately picked up by my browsers.

You do not know what you are talking about. Firefox does not use OS image

likely to be slower and buggier than the free decoding
> component written by the codec vendor themselves

We use official Ogg Theora libraries.

and detracts from the time available for implementing other browser changes.

No-one's suggesting reimplementing codecs. We're talking about integrating
existing codecs into the browser, and shipping them with the browser.

"Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred
denarii, and the other fifty. Neither of them had the money to pay him back,
so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You
have judged correctly," Jesus said. [Luke 7:41-43]
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