[theora] Theora in SVG+JavaScript?

Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves justivo at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 07:16:41 PST 2007

On 1/29/07, Rayne Van-Dunem <raynenamibia at gmail.com> wrote:
> So are you saying that, if we used Java as the runtime for this combination
> of SVG+Javascript+Ogg, we can accomplish a similar effect or use as that of
> Flash?

Hmm, no.  What I did say was that to copy SWF's functionalities one
would have to either use a dumb Java applet (with SVG and Theora, and
whatever else you want to throw inside), or to use Ogg (with SVG and
Theora, and whatever else you want to throw inside).

Java and Ogg don't mix.

And to use Ogg in this context would probably involve creating some
kind of hack to use ECMAScript, not to mention build an entire API to
create "FlashOgg" applications, as well as a player to use them.  But
now that I think about it, this is probably something the FSF would
like to do.  They have been raving on for years about an open source
Flash, and all they created was some kind of abortion called Gnash.

It would be insanely great if this API were to be released under BSD
and adopted by all the browsers around.  Alright, you can't blame
someone for dreaming, can you?


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