[whatwg] Video with MIME type application/octet-stream

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Sep 13 23:37:58 PDT 2010

On 13.09.2010 23:51, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> ...
>> And for heavens sake, do not specify any sniffing as "official".
>> Instead, explicitly specify all sniffing as UA specific and possibly
>> suggest that UAs should inform the user that content is broken and the
>> current rendering is best effort if any sniffing is required.
> This is totally incompatible with the compelling interoperability and
> security benefits of all browsers using the exact same sniffing
> algorithm.
> ...

Again, there's more than browsers. And even for <video> in browsers, the 
actual component playing the video may not be part of the browser at all.

So there's *much* more that would need to implement the "exact same 

Has anybody talked to the people responsible for VLC, Windows Media 
Player, and Quicktime?

Best regards, Julian

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