[theora] Safari 4 Plays Theora/Vorbis

Michael Dale mdale at wikimedia.org
Wed Jun 10 09:01:48 PDT 2009

Sounds good.  Yea I think apple could be converted... Its important that 
we campaign around supporting free codecs ... if everyone has a 
fall-back to h264/mp4 then apple will see little need to ship support. 
(yes I am aware that I run the metavid.org site with flash fall-back but 
this was setup in a pre-firefox 3.5 environment we are looking at 
drooping or de-prefacing flash fall-back where high quality ogg 
solutions are simple to install and run)

Perhaps the petition could include IE / Microsoft at the same time.

Although all of this may be somewhat of a waste of time since 
politically it make little sense for Apple or Microsoft to help 
accelerate the decline of their platforms.


Hannes Hauswedell wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 9. Juni 2009 15:32:32 schrieb Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves:
>> On 6/9/09, michel memeteau <michel.memeteau at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Would be even greater if apple preinstalled the xiph QT codec
>> Agreed, but really it would be just much simpler for everyone if Apple
>> prompted the user with an install option "Want to play video, click to
>> install codec".  Their lawyers would be okay with it.  We would be
>> okay with it.  Everyone would win.
>> But that's currently not the case.
> We could make a petition to have Apple preinstall the codecs. If we get 
> Wikimedia and the FSFs on board it might gain wider attention.
> Regards,
> Hannes
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