[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video>

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jun 29 23:24:11 PDT 2009

On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Matthew Gregan wrote:
> Is there any reason why PCM in a Wave container has been removed from 
> HTML 5 as a baseline for <audio>?

Having removed everything else in these sections, I figured there wasn't 
that much value in requiring PCM-in-Wave support. However, I will continue 
to work with browser vendors directly and try to get a common codec at 
least for audio, even if that is just PCM-in-Wave.

> The reason for not selecting a video codec doesn't seem to have much 
> weight when considering Ogg Vorbis as a required audio codec.

Unfortunately, the reasons don't really matter at the end of the day. If 
they don't implement it, they don't implement it. :-(

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