[whatwg] Some <video> questions

Andrew Sidwell takkaria at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 18:26:26 PST 2008

Charles wrote:
> Unfortunately, content providers usually can't provide the same content in
> different formats -- either it's too expensive to re-author a similar
> experience for multiple formats, or functionality they need isn't available
> in multiple formats,

Transcoding video really isn't hard thesedays -- e.g. you can download 
VLC and set a job going within minutes.

> or it's too costly to create server farms for multiple
> formats, etc.
> History shows us that even when they can, they don't.

This, however, is a fair point.

Andrew Sidwell

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