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

Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) ifette at google.com
Wed Jul 15 17:29:21 PDT 2009

"Vorbis is the best lossy audio codec" - Do you have data to back up this
assertion? I am not an expert here, I had the naïve assumption that AAC was
better given that major devices (e.g. iPod) use this format over Vorbis. I
would love to see some data (other than some studies from 2005 on some forum
that Wikipedia links to).

"Widely adopted ... in portable media players?" Really? iPod? Zune?

2009/7/15 Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>

> On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Remco 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>.
> Given the problem we had with the video codec, I would like to request
> that those of you interested in getting a standard audio codec do so by
> directly working with the browser vendors to get an agreement.
> --
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