[whatwg] <video> element proposal

carmen _ at whats-your.name
Fri Mar 2 13:01:08 PST 2007

> Like some previous posters I also think that only a few  formats (or even just one) should be supported by the 
> <video> tag. I specifically think that we should let the proprietary formats live on in the <object> world. But it 
> may be difficult to prevent proprietary formats to slip over to <video>.

 especially when the obvious choice for backend implementation , ffmpeg, already has reverse engineered support of realmedia, windows media, and flash video. and supports the h264 that quicktime uses these days..

i wholeheartedly suport everything said so far. video on the web is getting worse and worse. back in 1995, most things played fine, since they were .mpg and all the plugins suported it. nowadays, i cant even find a grasemonkey script to turn an brightcove embed into a mplayer/vlc-plugin compatible embed, even tho brightcove content is spreading across the net like a virus..

that, and greasemonkey doesnt work right in minefield, and theres no flash for 64bit OSes. so im pretty much shit out from every video on the net..

which isnt a bad thing, but 50% of pages have big broken plugin boxes in them these days :/

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