[whatwg] Some <video> questions

Charles lists07 at wiltgen.net
Wed Jan 30 12:54:13 PST 2008

Thanks for the conversation, folks!

I was hoping that <video> would make Objecty <http://wiltgen.net/objecty/> redundant by making it easy for authors to embed video in a very simple, normalized fashion across formats, browsers and OSs.  Now I understand that <video> will be considered successful without having fixed video embeddeding in general, which is fine.

> Microsoft provides a QuickTime component for Windows Media; would
> that not be sufficient?

Unfortunately not.  There's the installed base problem we've talked about a lot in the thread, plus Flip4Mac WM doesn't support all Windows Media features.  Really, it was always just a stop-gap until Silverlight.

-- Charles

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