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

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Thu Jul 16 03:40:22 PDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 10:25 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:

> Note that "hardware limitations" isn't as simple as "can play". For
> example a portable player device uses 90% CPU to play things certainly
> work, but possibly for an unacceptable short time before battery runs
> out.

We're talking about a baseline audio codec for Web browsers here. A device
that can run Web apps for any significant length of time should be able to
decode Vorbis for a similar length of time.

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
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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