[theora] Is Cortado dead?

Helmut Pozimski helmutpozimski at web.de
Sun Feb 17 09:03:21 PST 2008

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Patrick Aljord schrieb:
> On Feb 17, 2008 3:44 PM, ZikZak <zikzak at tele2.fr> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> You could take a look at http://fmj-sf.net/downloads.php
>> Seems to be the fork you're searching.
>> Side not: cortardo crashes Firefox3 for me :'(
> But won't Firefox (and Opera) support theora out of the box through
> the HTML5 video tag? Webkit will support the tag too but QT theora
> plugin will need to be install and as of IE, well, I think it's the
> only platform where something cortado will be mandatory, maybe a port
> to silverlight :)

There were some implementations for both browsers in the past but that
doesn't mean they will ever make it into the official releases. Since
theora has been removed from the HTML 5 draft, browser developers
won't be forced to support it to follow the standard. Most likely most
of them will just use the installed plugins to embed the videos. That
means, only MPEG4 for Mac OS, only WMV for Windows and almost
everything for GNU/Linux (depending on the patent policy of the
distribution) without installing additional software. That's why I was
searching for a free cross-platform solution. fmj seems to be
something similar to Cortado but the demo is far from the
functionality Cortado offers. It seems to me like an other
implementation or a fork from a really early version of Cortado.


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