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On video formats (was: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD))

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:19:34 -0500
Message-ID: <1359033574.1970.20.camel@chacal>
To: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
Cc: "Mays, David" <David_Mays@Comcast.com>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
On Thu, 2013-01-24 at 11:40 +0100, Andreas Kuckartz wrote:
> Everybody who has to provide both MP4 and WebM video
> files for web video (due to a failure of the W3C to specify a standard
> which is not patent encumbered) is aware of that kind of problem.

There are two aspects here:
1. HTML5 does not require specific image, audio, caption, or video
formats. It is format agnostic and there is a desire in the Working
Group to keep it that way.
2. If you're aware of a video format that everyone is willing to
support, feel to write a proposal. Note that the IETF is in the middle
of discussion to create a Group on video codecs. Cf also the statement
we sent to them back in November. They released last year Opus, an audio
codec that covers use cases needed for WebRTC.

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