[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #39614: Video header: Support free formats like .webm/vp8 and .ogv/theora

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Tue Jan 17 21:57:42 UTC 2017

#39614: Video header: Support free formats like .webm/vp8 and .ogv/theora
 Reporter:  fnadde42     |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Customize    |     Version:  4.7.1
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by westonruter):

 @fnadde42 thanks for the report. The problem with these formats is that
 they are not supported by all browsers. I believe that H.264 via MP4/MOV
 is supported by all browsers. Even if WordPress supported these additional
 open video formats then the user would be forced to do transcoding of the
 videos and upload each one and select each one in the video header to use
 in some kind of multi-media selection control, as WordPress cannot do the
 transcoding of the videos on its own.

 More details about this are in #38172.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/39614#comment:1>
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