[Bug 412647]

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Thu Mar 8 08:43:03 UTC 2012

(In reply to Lars Olafsen from comment #250)
> (In reply to Ralph Giles (:rillian) from comment #241)
> > My opinion is that we shouldn't land these patches at this time.
> > 
> > This is essentially for policy reasons:
> [..]
> > We have for some years been holding the line against for royalty-free codecs
> > in HTML against very strong commercial and market pressure, because the
> > patent terms available for otherwise popular formats like mp3 and mp4 are
> > incompatible with our principles of user freedom. 
> Hasn't it occured to you that people would like to make their own choices
> about codec support? Is it because you think that your own userbase is not
> principled enough for you that you force your choice on all of us?

Mozilla's policy on codec support has nothing to do with what users
choose; it affects what *sites* choose.  Currently, sites provide WebM
video as well, because several browsers only support WebM.  If most or
all browsers support H.264, sites will only provide H.264 video.

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