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[whatwg] Codecs (was Re: Apple Proposal for Timed Media Elements)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:28:20 -0700
Message-ID: <5584A367-95BE-4BCA-B105-15728AA38D71@apple.com>

On Mar 26, 2007, at 6:58 AM, Christian F.K. Schaller wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-03-24 at 11:31 -0700, Kevin Marks wrote:
>>
>> Are you talking container or codecs here? AVI is a significant
>> container format, with some variant of MPEG4 codecs in.
>
> My point was that the MPEG4 standard, including both its codecs and  
> its
> container is not in very wide use on the net. There are some use  
> seen of
> MPEG4 codecs in both Quicktime container (as I mentioned), but also as
> you mention the DVD/DVB ripping people are often using MP3 and MPEG4
> part 2 their TV and DVD 'divx' rips.

I think you will find a lot of it is actually in the MPEG4 container  
format. Apple's implementation can handle both, and most of are  
authoring tools generate MPEG4 audio and video by default.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Monday, 26 March 2007 10:28:20 UTC

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