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

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Mon Mar 26 10:28:20 PDT 2007

On Mar 26, 2007, at 6:58 AM, Christian F.K. Schaller wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-03-24 at 11:31 -0700, Kevin Marks wrote:
>> Are you talking container or codecs here? AVI is a significant
>> container format, with some variant of MPEG4 codecs in.
> My point was that the MPEG4 standard, including both its codecs and  
> its
> container is not in very wide use on the net. There are some use  
> seen of
> MPEG4 codecs in both Quicktime container (as I mentioned), but also as
> you mention the DVD/DVB ripping people are often using MP3 and MPEG4
> part 2 their TV and DVD 'divx' rips.

I think you will find a lot of it is actually in the MPEG4 container  
format. Apple's implementation can handle both, and most of are  
authoring tools generate MPEG4 audio and video by default.


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