Removal of Ogg Vorbis and Theora from HTML5

In a previous post, we were enthusiastic about the new developments of html5 that would include the video tag and its implementation in the royalty-free format ogg/vorbis. But:

“As some of you may be aware, the WHATWG has dropped the recommendation for Theora and Vorbis in the video/audio section of the HTML 5 specification. Many believe it’s due to pressure from Nokia and Apple and, while that may be correct, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.”

Read the article on spreadopensourcemedia that sums up quite well the whole issue.

Posted on: Saturday, December 15, 2007 by: in category: News, Patents