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Re: video codecs in HTML 5

On 23-Mar-07, 11:54 (CDT), Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote: 
> Your second paragraph above doesn't follow from your first.  Even if the
> standard for <video> says to use MPEG4, I assume that it will follow the
> same model as the rest of HTTP and the video will be a separate object
> with its own MIME type.  Given that, there's absolutely nothing preventing
> Debian from shipping browsers with <video> support for the Ogg formats,
> regardless of what the standard says is the recommended codec.

That's all true, but if the standard requires (or recommends) MPEG4
support, then that's what everyone will use, and we'll be screwed,
again. If we (the Free Software community) can get Ogg-Theora listed as
the base requirement (or recommendation), then we have a small chance of
promoting a free codec for widespread use.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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