[whatwg] Serving up Theora <video> in the real world

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Fri Jul 10 18:35:22 PDT 2009

On Sat, Jul 11, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Philip Jagenstedt <philipj at opera.com>wrote:

> the point is simply that calling canPlayType without out a codecs list or
> with specific codecs, you can learn exactly what is supported and not out of
> the container formats and codecs you are interested in, without the need for
> the strange "probably"/"maybe"/"" API.

I think it would be somewhat counterintuitive for canPlayType("video/ogg")
to return true, but canPlayType("video/ogg; codecs=dirac") to return false.

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the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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