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Re: [homework] summary of the video (and audio) codec discussion

From: David Dailey <david.dailey@sru.edu>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2007 12:03:02 -0500
To: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>,public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <SSFDNS01FbN4TZyabYT00010a53@ssfdns01.srunet.sruad.edu>

At 11:18 AM 11/9/2007, Dave Singer wrote:

>But if you follow what I think you're saying, I'm not sure it works. 
>At the moment, all the mandate is on the browser and all the choice 
>with the author.  The browsers must implement one thing, and the 
>authors can choose to use that (if they want broad interop) or 
>something else (for whatever reason).  We could think about 
>mandating that browsers implement at least one of a list of 
>container/codec combos, but then the poor author wanting assured 
>playback would have to author in *all* of them.

You are right. To make what I was saying workable would require too 
many cartwheels. I had some sort of vague premonition of 
cross-formatting video content, upon production, into some sort of 
amorphous format-selectable blob (a fun idea -- the AFSB codec). But 
absent that, the cartwheels would all have to be performed by the authors.

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