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Re: Embedded Sound without Java

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 21:39:22 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200207102039.g6AKdM804496@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> what audio format you use.  Trouble with real audio is that it is not
> available to all platforms and even on those that it is available for,

As commonly served, it won't even get through my company's firewall;  there
are ways of using it over HTTP, but many sites don't use them.

> requires additional software/plug in.  best audio is .wav or other
> native formats since they require only the existing built in processors.

I suspect the real reasons for streaming formats are:

-  digital rights management - if you have to refetch every time, you
can't easily redistribute the material;

- (judging by Microsoft's media servers writeup) because you insert 
customised adverts.
Received on Thursday, 11 July 2002 02:16:51 UTC

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