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[whatwg] Some <video> questions

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:50:52 +0200
Message-ID: <90E02260-1946-44B6-BB6A-4684EB5C117B@iki.fi>
On Jan 29, 2008, at 01:32, Charles wrote:

> So for Safari on both Macintosh and Windows, is Apple's intent that  
> <video>
> will only work for formats supported by QuickTime?
> And given that little internet content targets QuickTime, who  
> exactly will
> be using the <video> tag?

Even though video codecs aren't pluggable on the browser level in  
Safari, they are pluggable on the QuickTime level. For example, XiphQT  
enables Ogg/Theora/Vorbis support in QuickTime. Flip4Mac enables WMV  
support. MPEG-4 support is part of QuickTime itself.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Monday, 28 January 2008 22:50:52 UTC

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