From: SJ <2.718281828(a)gmail.com>om>:
I'm an outspoken fan of fixing and improving Theora, and I think this
sounds like a fantastic idea. We should do similar low-res versions
of audio into something other than .ogg -- but make sure that the
high-res version we archive and strongly encourage is, in both cases,
the free-format Ogg version.
Cool. I like your idea about audio. Bug filed:
To all: If you want the request to be fulfilled, it may help if you
visit the above URL, sign up for a Bugzilla account, and vote for the
There is *no* widely-used completely free audio or
video format. We
should not allow our strong support for Ogg to prevent our media from
being used by the overwhelming proportion of our audience that cannot
(or don't know how to) play those formats.
Maybe the Foundation / local chapters could get the EU to force M$FT
to include Ogg codecs with Windows :-)
At the same time, we should use our extra
energies to promote those formats
We need to point directly to the .exe file of the latest codec
installer at Illiminable (and we should suggest they create an
ogg-codecs-latest.exe symlink that always points to the latest one.)
We need to far simplify the Free formats help page. It should be so
easy even my mom could grab the Illiminable codecs.
Oh, yes -- and we can push the Mozilla Foundation to
players into the default firefox distribution. <pokes MozFound about
writing in libtheora support>
Is there a bug report? What's the bug URL? There's none listed at the
above URL. But I wanted to vote for it; every vote counts.
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