[whatwg] Codec mess with <video> and <audio> tags

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 08:30:20 PDT 2009

2009/6/7  <jjcogliati-whatwg at yahoo.com>:

> There are concerns or issues with all of these:
> a) a number of large companies are concerned about the possible
> unintended entanglements of the open-source codecs; a 'deep pockets'
> company deploying them may be subject to risk here.  Google and other companies have announced plans to ship Ogg Vorbis and Theora or are shipping Ogg Vorbis and Theora, so this may not be considered a problem in the future.

Indeed. There are no *credible* claims of submarine patent problems
with the Ogg codecs that would not apply precisely as much to *any
other codec whatsoever*.

In fact, there are less, because the Ogg codecs have in fact been
thoroughly researched.

This claimed objection to Ogg is purest odious FUD, and should be
described as such at every mention of it. It is not credible, it is a
blatant and knowing lie.

- d.

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