[whatwg] Make Vorbis a baseline codec for <audio>

Adam Shannon ashannon1000 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 17:16:22 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Remco <remco47 at gmail.com> wrote:

> A few years ago, Vorbis as a baseline codec for <audio> was dismissed,
> because it was expected that the audio codec agreed upon to be used
> with <video> would also be used with <audio>. Now that agreement on a
> codec for <video> is out of the question, Vorbis can again be
> considered as a baseline codec for <audio>.
> To get the discussion started: a few reasons to require Vorbis for <audio>:
> * De facto baseline codec PCM WAV is ridiculous for music and spoken
> word - the major use cases of <audio>
> * Vorbis is the best lossy audio codec
> * Vorbis is widely adopted by major companies in portable media players
> * Vorbis is royalty-free

It has been tried but Apple will not implement it due to hardware

> Remco

- Adam Shannon ( http://ashannon.us )
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