[whatwg] Chipset support is a good argument
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Jul 5 14:31:27 PDT 2009
On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Sam Kuper wrote:
> 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.
Most browser vendors are already implementing Theora, and content
producers will use whatever the browser vendors support, regardless of
whether it's in the spec or not.
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