[whatwg] Video

Charles lists07 at wiltgen.net
Thu Apr 3 10:38:56 PDT 2008

> The current standard for publishing media on the Web, in particular
> consumer media, is Adobe Flash.

This isn't specifically directed at Silvia, but let's all be careful not to
conflate a particular runtime with any actual or de facto standards that the
runtime supports.

The first YouTube media format was Sorenson Spark (a minor variant of H.263)
and MP3 in a simple FLV file format.  The media bitstreams are mostly
standard-based, and there are many mobile players (like Kinoma Player) that
support it.

YouTube eventually introduced their mobile m.youtube.com site, which is
full-on 3GPP-compatible MPEG-4.

Today, all YouTube video is also encoded as high-quality MPEG-4 (AVC and
AAC).  Flash is still the PC runtime, but it won't be on other platforms
(iPhone, etc.).
-- Charles

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