[Foundation-l] Re: [Wikitech-l] File format policy

Ed Peschko esp5 at pge.com
Tue Feb 14 00:52:45 UTC 2006

On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 05:51:56AM -0500, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> On 2/12/06, Erik Moeller <erik_moeller at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Yes, there were misunderstandings -- that doesn't change the facts: that
> > Windows does not support Ogg Theora natively
> Our media help page provides a half dozen players with Theora support.

> Windows also does not support SVG natively, IE renders PNG with
> transparency wrong (at least I think it still does). There was also a
> time when Windows included no support for MP3. Windows 2000 didn't
> ship with an MPEG4 codec, and I don't think that XP does either
> (although it will happily download one).
> A huge amount of streaming video on the Web requires codec downloads,
> but Windows Media player will autodownload most of them, although it
> will not autodownload theora this is why the en vogue video glurge
> sites use flash based players.
> If you want mostly painless universial support for Windows users, what
> you should be arguing for is a java Wikipedia player (which is
> certantly possible).

I just wanted to throw in my two cents here - why don't you see if you can't
google to provide their video player?

It works great here, where quicktime, real, and microsoft video fail
due to proxying issues. It also is quite easy on bandwidth use.


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