[theora] <video src="*.ogg">

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Thu Jan 14 12:07:51 PST 2010

Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:

> If you say Theora isn't widely-enough adopted - well, the <video> spec
> isn't a formal one right now anyway.  So, there's really no argument
> against using Theora exclusively, and almost all of them are for it.

Don't mis-understand me.
I simply was trying to inform the user of how to get his content to the 
widest audience, and the INCLUDES the use of Theora.

I'm all for open standards, but I don't live in Utopia.
As I stated in an off list e-mail to another, there is a serious problem 
in the html5 spec in that browsers who do not handle one of the 
presented source types may (and do) choose to do nothing instead of 
rendering the fallback content. That means using Java as a fallback is 
only going to work with browsers that do not support html5 media at all, 
hence the need to use closed formats in addition to Theora in order to 
get your content usable by the widest variety of users who really don't 
care about switching their browser or installing some plugin just to 
watch our content.

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