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[8]: Theora
by hashnet on Mon 1st Feb 2010 09:14 UTC 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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RE[9]: Theora
by lemur2 on Mon 1st Feb 2010 09:31 in reply to "RE[8]: Theora"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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.


Hence, the obvious solution is to still use Theora as the codec for HTML5 video, and because the ogg data-stream does not include the length (duration) information, to include that length (duration) of the video clip as a parameter within the HTML5 tag.

There could be other solutions as well, but the fact that there is a patently obvious solution such as this makes one believe that people who bring this type of objection up are just desperately trying to find things wrong with using Theora, and not succeeding BTW.

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RE[10]: Theora
by Karitku on Mon 1st Feb 2010 14:55 in reply to "RE[9]: Theora"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

Probaply most idiotic and error prone solution in history. Clearly this sort of information should be inside file itself. Think about it in terms of content development, if I have publish system I would need first read lenght of file then put that on HTML tag, what a waste of time(as resource). But why bother argue since Microsoft will support h264 and WMV only and that will mean over 75% of users are potential customers all freetards can just cry.

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