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[whatwg] Video Tag Proposal

From: <ogg.k.ogg.k@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 14:20:35 +0000
Message-ID: <ccbc6dd91003280720n59ee2e9fha6621974aab55f9d@mail.gmail.com>
> This is what I don't understand either. It's not like H.264 won't be
> successful if another baseline format is specified in the

It will offer a workable possibility for smaller video producers to NOT licence
H.264, and use Theora instead. This would be very counterproductive for
those with licensing revenue from H.264.
The absence of Theora (or Dirac) as baseline codec means that a good portion
of user agents will likely omit Theora support, de facto removing the ability
to not use H.264, unless you want to cut yourself from part of your potential
customers, and start handicapped from the start.
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