[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video> -- informative note?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Sun Jul 5 18:46:38 PDT 2009

On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Jim Jewett wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> |  <video> does support fallback, so in practice you can just use Theora and
> |  H.264 and cover all bases.
> Could you replace the codec section with at least an informative note to 
> this effect?  Something like,
> "As of 2009, there is no single efficient codec which works on all 
> modern browsers.  Content producers are encouraged to supply the video 
> in both Theora and H.264 formats, as per the following example"

I might add some text along these lines once it's clearer what the 
implementations have actually deployed. Right now, <video> implementations 
are still quite young.

> (If there is an older royalty-free format that is universally supported, 
> then please mention that as well, as it will still be sufficient for 
> some types of videos, such as crude animations.)

There isn't, as far as I know.

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