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Re: Codecs for <video> and <audio>

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 14:58:52 +0200
Message-ID: <19025.62732.637959.845740@opera.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>, robert@ocallahan.org, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
Jonas Sicking wrote:

 > I'm suggesting we make Theora the base codec endorsed by W3C and HTML.
 > But leave Apple, and anyone else, free to implement additional codecs
 > such as H.264.

I support this position. This is what the HTML5 draft stated when the
<video> element was introduced. Bringing it back would heal the
community and improve interoperability.


              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
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