[theora] Safari 4 Plays Theora/Vorbis

Silvia Pfeiffer silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 01:39:14 PDT 2009

That totally rocks! I look forward to speaking with out OpenVideoConference!

On Sat, Jun 13, 2009 at 5:18 AM, Philip Jägenstedt<philip at foolip.org> wrote:
> I am the current implementor of <video> at Opera, but am sending this
> from by private email address as I happen to be subscribed here since
> way before working at Opera.
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 14:55, Gregory Maxwell<gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 8:46 AM, dos386<dos386 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> (1) They can pay royalties, or play legal-dodge ball and gain improved
>>>> compatibility with IE while losing compatibility with Firefox (and
>>>> probably opera).
>>> Heh ??? Can Opera 10b play Theora at all ? 10a definitely can't,
>>> and I don't see such a fact advertised anywhere on opera.com  :-(
>>> There is a years old experimental version (hacked from cca 9.52)
>>> that can play it  __IF__ doesn't crash just at start ... and unusably
>>> buggy with layout of some pages, so the Opera guys seem not that
>>> enthusiastic about Theora video support ...
> No, unfortunately Opera 10 won't have <video> support. However, we
> hope to have more labs builds as soon as we have something new to
> show. As for enthusiasm about Theora I assure you that it's there, it
> is currently just about the only option compatible with the open web
> platform.
>> The fact that Video was added to HTML5 is largely due to the opera
>> guys, and they did the first demonstration versions of it. They were
>> the initial proponents. They're just lagging a bit on finishing the
>> support. I understand that they have someone actively working on it
>> again, so it should be coming soon.
> That is correct, we were first with a demo build with <video> but
> after that not much was done until it was up-prioritized and I began
> working full time on it just a few months ago. The buzz around <video>
> sharply increased in the last few months so we're feeling the heat
> now...
>> The point I was making is that once Opera does it will likely be
>> Theora only too, like Firefox.
> That is likely, and I'll be at http://openvideoconference.org/ to say
> some more on the issue.
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