They could wrap Dirac in an Ogg container, that would be cheaper. The Ogg Vorbis pilot was done years ago, when there was no non-IE browser with more than 3% market share.
Adobe quietly added support for Speex in Flash 10. I have no doubt both Adobe and Mozilla would support Dirac if asked to by the BBC. I do however doubt Microsoft would bother, after all they are going on six years with no H.264 support (I do not count the XBox). Of course, Flash and QuickTime are there to overcome Windows' deficiencies. On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 9:18 PM, Andy <stude.l...@googlemail.com> wrote: > 2009/1/26 Dogsbody <d...@dogsbody.org>: >> Mozilla Firefox 3.1 will include native support for video in the browser and >> they have chosen Theora as the format of choice. > > And contributed $100k to fund it's development > <http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/01/mozilla-contributes-100000-to-fund-ogg-development.ars> > >> So does that mean we can have iplayer in as a Theora stream now ;-) > > It would be nice, but the Beeb claim Ogg is too expensive (at least > that's what they said when asked about offering Ogg Vorbis Audio > streams). > > Andy > > -- > Computers are like air conditioners. Both stop working, if you open windows. > -- Adam Heath > - > Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please > visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. > Unofficial list archive: > http://email@example.com/ > - Sent via the backstage.bbc.co.uk discussion group. To unsubscribe, please visit http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/archives/2005/01/mailing_list.html. Unofficial list archive: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/