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Re: [whatwg] Video proposals

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@ulsberg.no>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:14:11 +0100
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "Robert Brodrecht" <w3c@robertdot.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org, whatwg@whatwg.org
Message-ID: <op.tpgfxx1y5rel5w@quark>

On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:53:18 +0100, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>  

>> What WHATWG has been shooting for, is one common codec.  At this point,  
>> WHATWG folks want Theora.
> Yes, it's a likable format. If anyone has better ideas, this is the
> time to step forward.

I'm no format, video, encoder or law expert, but how does MPEG-4 fit? I  
know that it's at least considered to be the best alternative for  
professional video by most video camera vendors as well as producers in  
the professional video and broadcasting world. Theora is nice because it's  
FOSS, but I believe e.g. H.264 is a lot better in quality and will also  
prove better in hardware decoding support in the coming months/years.

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