[whatwg] Video Tag Proposal

Remco remco47 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 07:10:01 PDT 2010

2010/3/28 Sir Gallantmon (ニール・ゴンパ) <ngompa13 at gmail.com>:
> Without a baseline codec, there is no guaranteed usefulness to the audio or
> video tags. As for audio, I suggest supporting at least WAV (or FLAC) and
> Vorbis at least. For video, our best shot is either Dirac or Theora. Unless
> somebody else has any other decent reasonably available open source,
> royalty-free codec that can be used for the video and audio tags?

This is what I don't understand either. It's not like H.264 won't be
successful if another baseline format is specified in the
recommendation. So, all this PR about submarine patents to scare
people away from unencumbered formats is not necessary. Recommending
an unencumbered format like MPEG 1 or H.263 or Dirac or Theora (the
last one having the best quality of the bunch) will help tremendously
with the standardization of the Internet, and if Apple wants to use a
different format for their higher-quality videos, that's fine too.


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