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[6]: Theora
by bert64 on Sun 31st Jan 2010 19:56 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Theora"
bert64
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2007-04-23

Surely for a static file, the webserver will sent a size header?

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RE[7]: Theora
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 31st Jan 2010 20:02 in reply to "RE[6]: Theora"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Surely for a static file, the webserver will sent a size header?

Read the quote. There is no size information in Ogg headers -- at least not yet.

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RE[8]: Theora
by cosmotic on Sun 31st Jan 2010 20:56 in reply to "RE[7]: Theora"
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2010-01-31

The size information would be in the HTTP header.

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RE[8]: Theora
by hashnet on Mon 1st Feb 2010 09:14 in reply to "RE[7]: Theora"
hashnet Member since:
2005-11-15

He meant HTTP headers, no Ogg headers.
For a static file the web server *will* send the Content-Size header.
In bytes, not in duration.

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