[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Thu Nov 4 03:26:25 PDT 2010

On Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:47:58 +0200, Timothy B. Terriberry  
<tterribe at xiph.org> wrote:

>> It does require more work from browser developers though, so not sure  
>> if this would be preferred.
> This is something we've talked about doing, and I there are a lot of
> reasons to want to be able to do something like this, but the
> implementation is also very complicated. We get faces filled with horror
> from the New Zealand folks every time it's brought up. I'm sure Philip
> would agree.

Yes, it's something that goes against the current architecture with  
completely independent decoding pipelines for each <video>. However, I'm  
not sure if we can avoid doing this eventually, as it may be required for  
accessibility (sign-language video and audio descriptions). The jury is  
still out.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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