[whatwg] <video> element proposal

Håkon Wium Lie howcome at opera.com
Fri Mar 23 03:22:52 PDT 2007

Also sprach Thomas Davies:

 > Assuming that there are no roadblocks in this process, we
 > intend to submit the rest of the Dirac system as VC-3 (or whatever
 > number they're up to) towards the end of the year. So this time next
 > year, there is a good chance that Dirac will be an international,
 > royalty-free SMPTE standard.

Thanks for the update on Dirac. When do you expect the bitstream
format to be frozen? 

Does Dirac aim at becoming a member in the Ogg family, or are you
primarily working towards a standalone format?

 > In compression terms it's about twice as efficient as MPEG2,
 > competitive with H264 and VC-1 and substantially more efficient
 > than Theora.

Given that you are competitive with H264, are you also demanding the
same kind of processing power?


              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
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