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[whatwg] on codecs in a 'video' tag.

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 23:51:24 +0300
Message-ID: <F3B36476-6790-45AE-8252-0AB91354E1E6@iki.fi>
On Apr 2, 2007, at 23:33, Dave Singer wrote:

> You miss the point.  MPEG defines levels exactly so that bitstreams  
> can say "you need to be level X to be able to play this" and  
> players can implement "up to level X" and interoperability is well- 
> defined and assured.  Levels *improve* the interoperability, not  
> make it worse.  Without formal level definitions, you never know  
> for sure what you can 'get away with' in your encodings if you want  
> it to play on a set of devices.

The flipside is that even if you've got the latest and greatest Mac  
Pro, if the content oversteps QuickTime's profile support, the video  
won't play.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 2 April 2007 13:51:24 UTC

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