[whatwg] Video proposals
Håkon Wium Lie
howcome at opera.com
Mon Mar 19 11:53:18 PDT 2007
Also sprach Robert Brodrecht:
> > I don't see how you're going to avoid that with
> > <video> unless you intend to make it a non-pluggable system, which does
> > not seem like a good idea.
> I think that was the idea. I don't need plugins for certain media files,
> e.g., GIF, JPEG, and PNG (and maybe WAV, MP3, and MIDI using bgsound in IE
> if that is still around). If a certain set of cross-platform video codecs
> could be supported, there would be no need for a plugin.
> What WHATWG has been shooting for, is one common codec. At this point,
> WHATWG folks want Theora.
Yes, it's a likable format. If anyone has better ideas, this is the
time to step forward.
> Apparently, that may still have some licensing
Some unnamed vendor has said it's unlikely they will ship a Theora
decoder, for whatever reason. Hopefully they will reconsider when
Wikipedia starts using it for real.
Håkon Wium Lie CTO °þe®ª
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