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[whatwg] Ogg content on the Web

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 18:08:20 +0000
Message-ID: <65FBCD4D-67DB-46B5-9B5A-04574C98A208@googlemail.com>

On 12 Dec 2007, at 17:44, David Gerard wrote:

> On 12/12/2007, Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 12 Dec 2007, at 14:23, David Gerard wrote:
>
>>> FWIW, Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons only allow unencumbered  
>>> formats
>>> on the site. Video MUST be Ogg Theora. Compressed audio better be  
>>> Ogg.
>
>> Why must video just one of many unencumbered formats?
>
>
> Er, what are the others?

Technically speaking, Theora is actually unencumbered (it just has a  
RF license covering the patents from On2). Dirac is in a similar  
situation.

Apart from those two, the others I can think of are those that are in  
excess of twenty years old (and therefore their patents have expired),  
such as H.260.


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Geoffrey Sneddon
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