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[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video> -- informative note?

From: David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:01:00 +0100
Message-ID: <fbad4e140907060101y2ac9454evbc643ae24e6e8273@mail.gmail.com>
2009/7/6 Jim Jewett <jimjjewett at gmail.com>:

> "As of 2009, there is no single efficient codec which works on all
> modern browsers. ?Content producers are encouraged to supply the video
> in both Theora and H.264 formats, as per the following example"

A spec that makes an encumbered format a "SHOULD" is unlikely to be
workable for those content providers, e.g. Wikimedia, who don't have
the money, and won't under principle, to put up stuff in a format
rendered radioactive by known enforced patents. Your wording presumes
a paid Web all the way through.

- d.
Received on Monday, 6 July 2009 01:01:00 UTC

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