[whatwg] Video proposals
Håkon Wium Lie
howcome at opera.com
Fri Mar 16 16:32:26 PDT 2007
Also sprach Ian Hickson:
> ON THE CODEC
> > Given this, I would suggest Ogg Theora be the natively supported video
> > format common to all browsers. It's designed from the beginning to be
> > unencumbed. And implementations for it already exist under licenses
> > that should make everyone happy.
> A number of other people said similar things about Ogg Theora.
> For now, the spec says that UAs SHOULD support Theora for video and Vorbis
> for audio, and SHOULD support the Ogg container format (it's not a MUST
> because some vendors may have legal reasons why they can't or won't
> support it, and there's no point making them non-conforming when they have
> no choice in the matter).
I'd rather make <video> and <audio> optional so that those who cannot
support these Ogg on these elements (for whatever reason) can still
comply with the spec. They can also support proprietary codecs through
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