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Re: Mandated Video Format

From: Mike Schinkel <w3c-lists@mikeschinkel.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 04:07:20 -0400
Message-ID: <4619F438.3080704@mikeschinkel.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

Håkon Wium Lie wrote:
> Chris Wilson wrote:
>  > > We would personally prefer the MPEG-4 family of codecs (AAC, MPEG-4
>  > > Part II, H.264) to be a common baseline.
>  > > We don't think it's appropriate to mandate it in the spec, though
>  > Yeah, what he said.  :)
> Let me take a different view. 
> I will argue that (a) having a universally understood baseline video
> format is a good thing for the web; 
I agree 100%.
> So, what can we use instead? Personally, I think Ogg Theora is a good
> choice. 
Although it sounds like a great idea, knowing if it is a good idea is 
out of scope of my expertise so I won't weigh in on that.

-Mike Schinkel
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