[X3D-Public] Video Codec

Tom Sparks tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au
Thu May 7 18:01:01 PDT 2009

--- On Fri, 8/5/09, Joe D Williams <joedwil at earthlink.net> wrote:
>Hi All,


>" Video and audio codecs for video elements

>"User agents may support any video and audio codecs and >container formats."

>In Red box editorial note:
>"It would be helpful for interoperability if all browsers >could support the same codecs. However, there are no known >codecs that satisfy all the current players: we need a codec >that is known to not require per-unit or per-distributor >licensing, that is compatible with the open source development >model, that is of sufficient quality as to be usable, and that >is not an additional submarine patent risk for large >companies. This is an ongoing issue and this section will be >updated once more information is available."

>Thanks and Best Regards,

there was a format ogg theora/vorbis, but the big names Apple and Nokia disagreed 

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