[whatwg] Video

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Tue Apr 1 05:51:11 PDT 2008

Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:

> The current standard for publishing media on the Web, in particular
> consumer media, is Adobe Flash. This is the case not because of the
> codecs inside Adobe Flash but because sites such as YouTube enable
> consumers to publish media without having to worry about license fees
> and patents, as well as technical issues. The enabler here is the
> embed tag.

And sites such as YouTube build on Adove Flash because it's the only 
currently viable cross-platform media technology that runs in most 
browsers. :-(

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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