[theora] recommendations for web video bit rates

Basil Mohamed Gohar abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org
Mon Mar 15 08:06:35 PDT 2010

On 03/15/2010 10:54 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Great to see there's going to be a push to get more Theora video on Wikipedia!
> This makes me wonder:
> Is there a vendor-neutral site for promoting Theora-playback in browsers? PlayOgg.org seems to be about promoting VLC--not in-browser Ogg playing.
> I'd like to see a promo site that authors could point users who don't have HTML5/Theora capable browsers to while still respecting the browser choices the users have already made and without the authors having to maintain browser advice themselves. That is, if the user came to the promo site with a pre-3.5 version of Firefox, the site would show operating system-relevant instructions for upgrading to a Theora-capable version of Firefox. Similarly, users of old Chrome or Opera releases would be instructed to upgrade to new Chrome or Opera. Safari and Epiphany-WebKit users would be instructed to install a Theora decoder. IE users would get a browser ballot-like choice of Firefox, Opera and Chrome. iPhone users would have to get a message explaining why they can't play Ogg.
This is actually a great idea, but it would be hard to cover all
browsers fairly, because you've only listed, for example, the most
well-known ones.  There are others, too.  It is "enough" to just list
the ones you've mentioned?  Because then it won't really be
browser-neutral, despite our best intentions.

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