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Old 24th January 2010
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From: http://shaver.off.net/diary/2010/01/...eo-and-codecs/

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HTML5 video and codecs

Recently, Vimeo and YouTube announced that they were moving to support the HTML5 video tag, as DailyMotion did last summer. This is an important step in making video a first-class citizen of the modern web, and that is great news. Unlike DailyMotion, however, Vimeo and YouTube chose to rely on the patented H.264 video encoding, rather than an unencumbered encoding like Ogg Theora. This means that the <video> pages on those sites will not work with Firefox.
Read the reasons why Firefox will not license H.264, on the blog from Mike Shaver, Mozilla's vice president of engineering.
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While I admire Mozilla's aversion to patented codecs, rather than defining Theora only they should really default to the codecs available on the system (if that's possible). After all, what if I want to use Dirac?
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Old 25th January 2010
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Unfortunately that's not very reasonable backrow, it would be a nightmare to have the <video> tags work with every format out there.. as individuals would need to keep obtaining codecs and configuring (..possibly recompiling) the browser each time, or being unable to obtain them at all.. i.e: proprietary stuff.

Firefox includes a Theora/ogg decoder that works on all of their supported platforms, it doesn't depend on any 3rd party library support.. and some sites have encoded their videos in that (..open) format.

Can you imagine having a plethora of sites/browsers supporting the new tag with many opinions on the best codec? how is it any different from a proprietary web using Adobe Flash?

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The question of what codecs people have available is little different then what fonts they have available, only you can't fallback on the browsers default.

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