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audio format

From: Tobias Reif <tobiasreif@pinkjuice.com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 17:09:25 +0200
Message-ID: <3EB921A5.90900@pinkjuice.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org


"It is an open question what audio formats, if any, would be required 
for conformance. For the image element, SVG mandates support of PNG, 
JPEG and SVG formats and allows others. All three mandatory formats may 
be implemented without royalty payments. Many common audio formats, such 
as MP3, require payment of royalties. One option under consideration is 
the Vorbis audio compression in the Ogg format. Ogg/Vorbis audio files 
are believed to be implementable without royalty payments. Another 
option is to say that there are no required formats, and each 
implementation supports whatever format the operating system provides. 
Clearly, this would lead to non-interoperable, platform-dependent content."

For the reasons given in the last sentence, I think it would make a lot 
of sense to require/mandate support of Ogg Vorbis as audio format.


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