[foms] Proposal: adaptive streaming using open codecs

Mark Watson watsonm at netflix.com
Thu Nov 4 09:32:06 PDT 2010

On Nov 4, 2010, at 3:26 AM, Philip Jägenstedt wrote:

> 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.

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