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

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Wed Jan 18 08:21:05 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 fnadde42):

 I think the choice to transcode the video to several formats should be a
 choice of the user. I'm more worried that we are not giving people who
 don't want to use closed standards and closed code an option here.

 Our freedom is at stake and Wordpress of all platforms, which is free
 software, should know the importance not to build in closed standards in
 the web (like the DRM in HTML5). I fear that the web will slowly but
 surely closed down and what used to be the user controlling the program
 will be the program controlling the user.

 This is not an issue of emergency but of principal. Even though most
 people (probably unknowingly) uses H.264, we can't take away our choice of
 being free and using morally compatible software. This is also a reason
 why I like Wordpress so much.

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