[foms] Just Arrived
silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 14:14:30 PST 2010
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 8:35 AM, Steve Lhomme <slhomme at matroska.org> wrote:
> By the way, were there considerations on patents on this ? For
> example, did Apple patent any of their technique of cutting chunks or
> maybe on the encoder side.
We had a discussion about this - see the thread at
. I have asked Apple directly about the patent situation, but never
really got a clear answer. I assume there may be defensive patents.
Apple is actively contributing to the DASH effort of MPEG, which seems
to have a clear aim to be unencumbered.
> proper URL would be enough for the browser to know it's adaptative and
> handle it silently ?
Ultimately it will be the simplest solution for publishers to just
plug a URL to a manifest file into the @src attribute of the <video>
element, just like Apple already do for the m3u8 files and support it
in Safari. But it is a rather big change to HTML5 and a big
implementation task for the browser vendors and it is not clear yet
what would be the best approach, since all the handling around such a
file format as well as the file format itself need to be standardized.
will be important to have both options such that a Web developer can
adapt the adaptive HTTP streaming approach to their needs.
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