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[whatwg] About the video codec supported in HTML5

From: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 09:43:03 -0700
Message-ID: <5dd9e5c50907070943i1883ca92r763efd22808a721d@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 9:37 AM, SA Alfonso Baqueiro <abaqueiro at gmail.com>wrote:

> In the lack of agreement.
>
> Instead of removing the video section from the spec, we should be
> DEMOCRATIC, the codec that more vendors support should get in the spec, like
> the goverments are elected.
>
> In this case Ogg Theora will be suported by 3 vendors except Safari, so 3
> vs 1, it should get in. The case of H.264 has no majority to be supported.
>
> The whatwg has power, if the standard says something the vendors will have
> to implement it to stay on the edge
> they have no reason to not do it, more when the the codec of ogg is open
> and the source code implementation is out there.
>
> OPEN IS KING.
>

This has been discussed to death.  Your exact point has already been made
and responded to several times.  Please read the archives.

J
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