[whatwg] Chipset support is a good argument

Sam Kuper sam.kuper at uclmail.net
Sun Jul 5 14:27:09 PDT 2009

2009/7/5 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>
> On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Eric Flores wrote:
> [...]
> > On the other side, I'm firmly convinced that some vested interest could
> > lobby and even pay the chipmakers for having them not adding support to Ogg.
> > This is a free market, isn't it?
> As you say, it's a free market. If people want Theora chips, then it's
> likely that they will become available. For that to happen there has to be
> some demand for Theora support, though, which the spec's can't generate.

I think that if Theora support is recommended in HTML5, this *will*
generate demand, since content producers and (most) browser vendors
alike will take advantage of it. Chips may well, in that scenario,
become available.


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