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Re: ISSUE-7: video-codecs - Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:15:43 +1100
Message-ID: <2c0e02830910271515y7456579g2c4b4cd87cdf57e3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
I'm hoping that discussions at the upcoming TPAC will move this issue forward.

I will certainly be keen to move this forward - after reading and
hearing from many sides that the <video> element is essentially
useless without an agreed baseline codec, I am really keen to move
this forward.

I can foresee a dual video codec world of the future, where the
"ordinary person" will use a free and unencumbered codec (potentially
Ogg Theora/Vorbis) and all the free tools available around it to
publish their content on their sites, while large content publishers
(that in particular worry about DRM) continue using H.264 with some
DRM mechanism to publish video and pay the required royalties (since
it gives them additional value).

Let's see if we can create the environment to make this possible.

Best Regards,

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 12:18 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> This issue has been open for nearly two years, and the only concrete
> proposal we have at this point is in the draft.  At this time the chairs
> would like to solicit volunteers to write Change Proposals.
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/7
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html#escalation
> If no Change Proposals are written by December 3, this issue will be closed
> without prejudice.
> - Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 27 October 2009 22:16:37 UTC

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