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RE: <device> proposal (for video conferencing, etc)

From: Nick Lothian <nlothian@educationau.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 08:22:09 +1030
To: Nick Lothian <nlothian@educationau.edu.au>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C61BBB9C527C5A49A8C9069ABC4B005F15C82DEA26@eduau-mail.eduau.local>
> >
> > Isn't H.263 the most commonly used format for video
> conferencing/chat?
>
> Flash Video is probably the most common for web-based stuff. That may
> or may not be H.263 compressed.
>
> > I have no idea about any patent issue with this codec.
> >
>
> It's encumbered, and Mozilla & Opera objected to standardising the
> <video> tag on that.
>
> The other main option is Ogg Theora, and Apple was concerned about
> submarine patents which could apply to it. There were also technical
> concerns relating to its quality.
>

Slight correction here - this applies to H.264, not H.263. I believe H.263 is now considered outdated (although it still can be used within Flash, for example)


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