[theora] Proprietary by open source

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Nov 30 21:12:35 PST 2009

Tom Sparks wrote:
> why cant it play on my ipod/PMP?

Your iPod cannot play Theora because Apple did not include support for
Theora in your iPod's software.  Unless you "jailbreak" the iPod so that
you can modify the system software, this will continue to be the case.
Similar logic applies to most PMPs by other manufacturers.  The exceptions
are devices like the Archos 5 IMT that allow the user to install whatever
software they like.

> I am expecting to get you must be using some proprietary format?

Could you rephrase the question?  Theora is a video format, and anyone is
free to use it.

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