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

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue Jun 30 00:42:54 PDT 2009

Even if Apple decides to implement Ogg Theora, iPod users will still get
QuickTime served and get a better rendering because the common codec is the
failsafe solution and will be specified as the last one.  This phenomenon is
expected to happen for any platform, not just Apple's.  I cannot see how
this effect can be perceived as diminishing the significance of the HTML
specification, however.  I believe proprietary codecs will always be better
than public domain codecs, until hardware development makes this question
irrelevant, because this application requires a large investment in
I understand that the reason for rejecting MPEG-1 as a fallback mechanism is
that the servers will not serve it because of increased bandwidth usage,

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