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[whatwg] Video proposals

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 00:32:26 +0100
Message-ID: <17915.10506.683277.898811@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
Also sprach Ian Hickson:

 > ON THE CODEC
 ...
 > > Given this, I would suggest Ogg Theora be the natively supported video 
 > > format common to all browsers.  It's designed from the beginning to be 
 > > unencumbed.  And implementations for it already exist under licenses 
 > > that should make everyone happy.
 > 
 > A number of other people said similar things about Ogg Theora.
 > 
 > For now, the spec says that UAs SHOULD support Theora for video and Vorbis 
 > for audio, and SHOULD support the Ogg container format (it's not a MUST 
 > because some vendors may have legal reasons why they can't or won't 
 > support it, and there's no point making them non-conforming when they have 
 > no choice in the matter).

I'd rather make <video> and <audio> optional so that those who cannot
support these Ogg on these elements (for whatever reason) can still
comply with the spec. They can also support proprietary codecs through
<object>.

-h&kon
              H?kon Wium Lie                          CTO ??e??
howcome at opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Friday, 16 March 2007 16:32:26 UTC

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