[theora] Open Video Alliance Contest

Hannes theora.list at soulrebel.in-berlin.de
Fri Nov 20 09:31:38 PST 2009

fredag 20 november 2009 08:28:57 skrev  Josh Levy:
> > On Nov 17, 2009, at 8:20 PM, Remco wrote:
> > > On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 02:01, Josh Levy
> > >
> > > <josh at openvideoalliance.org> wrote:
> > >> The Open Video Alliance is holding a video contest. To enter,
> > >> just make a
> > >> video spot explaining open video in 60 seconds or less. Then
> > >> upload it
> > >> anywhere and tell us the URL.
> > >
> > > Um... why are the videos published using Flash? ;)
> >
> > The Open Video Alliance uses Flash on their website? That's almost
> > funny. Come on... If you're going to proclaim about open video, you
> > should at least be using it yourself.  :)
> Of course, we don't favor Flash for our own web purposes. However,
>  for the contest, we're encouraging participation from all over the
>  web, so we're using aggregator software called Miro Community. MC
>  supports all video types, including OGG Theora files. Perhaps when
>  the contest is over, we'll set up a hosting platform to convert and
>  serve all the videos up using HTML5 and Theora. We would be happy to
>  have many open format submissions. :)

Hm, I am in no way affiliated with xiph, so just take this for my 
personal oppinion:

You are doing a competition about open video and only offer support for 
viewing the videos with proprietary software? 
That's like offering a vegan cooking competition, that requires 
competitors to wear fur-coats! 

For real, how can you talk about promoting open video and in the same 
moment require visitors of your web-page to use proprietary video 
solutions? How can you expect anyone to take you seriously?

Confused Regards,

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