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

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:31:56 +0100
Cc: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>, "Mays, David" <David_Mays@Comcast.com>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>
Message-id: <E74AF8D0-DFB2-437B-B6A4-716ACE51E0BF@apple.com>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>

On Jan 24, 2013, at 14:19 , Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org> wrote:

> 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.

MPEG is also trying to apply the clarity of the ISO IPR process and its video expertise to solve this problem.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:32:32 UTC

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