Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an LWN.net article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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RE[5]: Theora
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 31st Jan 2010 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Theora"
KAMiKAZOW
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I get the feeling you've never had to write code that uses GStreamer.

By many peoples' standards, it's not mature and not only do the devs have an over-inflated view of its quality

That doesn't change the fact that:
1.) Songbird is using GStreamer and Mozilla could share the workload with the Songbird team.
2.) Mozilla is using GStreamer for Firefox Mobile (aka. Fennec): https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=422540

So why should Mozilla support LibPlayOgg on desktop and then support a separate back-end for Fennec if Mozilla could just as well use the same code for both?

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