[whatwg] Codecs (was Re: Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements)

Maik Merten maikmerten at gmx.net
Sat Mar 24 11:39:59 PDT 2007

Kevin Marks schrieb:
> Now, if you want a fallback standard that is genuinely widely
> interoperating without patent issues, you could pick QuickTime with JPEG
> video frames and uncompressed audio. Millions of digital cameras support
> this format already, as do all quicktime implementations back to 1990,
> as well as WMP and RealPlayer and all the open source players.

Well, that would be a desperate measure. It won't work for web video at
all because compression efficiency is "lousy" (or even worse). People
could just as well embed animated GIF "films" and provide a transcript ;)

Maik Merten

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