[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
 > issues.

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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