[whatwg] <video> element now working in Firefox nightlies

Maik Merten maikmerten at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 31 05:52:10 PDT 2008

David Gerard schrieb:
> Ignoring IE, Firefox 3.1 will have this Just Work. So, as I said,
> it'll be a process of them deciding whether there are business reasons
> to come along at their leisure.

Yes, business reasons are usually indeed good reasons for businesses ;-)

The second-biggest browser vendor choosing Theora may or may not give a 
good business reason for other vendors to reevaluate the balance between 
  benefits and perceived risks.

If for sure welcome the stance of Mozilla and Opera to support 
royality-free-for-any-purpose formats and I hope other vendors will 
follow this path.

>> Perhaps it makes sense to discuss ways to make installation of 3rd party
>> media components as easy as one simple click to ensure a reasonably
>> user-friendly cross-platform media experience.
> That's an implementation detail on their end, really.

Yes, but perhaps this implementation detail may lessen the impact of IP 
concerns if they are genuine and thus increase the chance that the codec 
question is resolved in a cross-browser way.


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