[theora] HTML 5 drops open-source video codec

startx startx at plentyfact.org
Wed Jul 8 10:04:25 PDT 2009

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009 21:50:01 +1000
Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Right now in the W3C, Apple is the one keeping Theora from becoming
> baseline codec. If it goes into the standard, YouTube may be keen to
> follow - but they don't have to. However, all new sites will likely
> deploy in Theora, possibly weakening YouTube's monopoly. I think it
> may be easier to get Apple to adopt Theora than to get YouTube to
> adopt it - YouTube require a lot more effort to do all that
> transcoding!

maybe thats a stupid question but is the video/theora implementation
not done by the rendering engine? so if the webkit projects implements
this, wouldnt apple look a bit stupid to take this bit out again for
safari while all other webkit based browsers implement it?


More information about the theora mailing list