[whatwg] Codecs for <video> and <audio>

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 06:52:54 PDT 2009

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 5:50 AM, Kornel<kornel at geekhood.net> wrote:
> Similarly, authors publishing <video> MUST put at least one source in Theora
> or H.264

This isn't future-proof.  It's also not reasonable if you happen to
know that all of your clients' browsers support some third format
(e.g. on an intranet), or if you don't care about those who don't for
some reason.  I don't think it adds anything.

> SHOULD publish both.

HTML 5 should not recommend that all sites SHOULD use a
patent-encumbered format, any more than it should recommend that they
SHOULD use Flash for fallback (which is what's really needed for
compatibility in practice).

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