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[whatwg] Make Vorbis a baseline codec for <audio>

From: Remco <remco47@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 02:14:57 +0200
Message-ID: <36a11a3a0907151714p1c63ed21lc926f57d6e579c48@mail.gmail.com>
A few years ago, Vorbis as a baseline codec for <audio> was dismissed,
because it was expected that the audio codec agreed upon to be used
with <video> would also be used with <audio>. Now that agreement on a
codec for <video> is out of the question, Vorbis can again be
considered as a baseline codec for <audio>.

To get the discussion started: a few reasons to require Vorbis for <audio>:

* De facto baseline codec PCM WAV is ridiculous for music and spoken
word - the major use cases of <audio>
* Vorbis is the best lossy audio codec
* Vorbis is widely adopted by major companies in portable media players
* Vorbis is royalty-free

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