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[whatwg] Codecs for <audio> and <video>

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:37:19 +1000
Message-ID: <20090630053719.GA26599@arc.mcc.id.au>
Matthew Gregan:
> The reason for not selecting a video codec doesn't seem to have much weight
> when considering Ogg Vorbis as a required audio codec.  Apple's submarine
> patent argument doesn't seem to hold, as many deep-pocketed companies
> (including Microsoft) have shipped products with Vorbis support.  It might
> also be worth pointing out that the existing working draft of SVG 1.2
> includes a requirement for Vorbis support
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-SVG12-20041027/media.html#audio-format).

That?s an old draft of a specification that never got to completion, but
the <audio> element was lifted from that and put in SVG Tiny 1.2:

  http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGTiny12/multimedia.html#AudioElement

which says:

  This specification does not mandate support for any particular audio
  format.

-- 
Cameron McCormack ? http://mcc.id.au/
Received on Monday, 29 June 2009 22:37:19 UTC

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