FOSDEM OpenMoko talk now on

kkr kkr22.mpt56 at
Thu Mar 1 20:27:50 CET 2007

Le jeudi 01 mars 2007 à 12:44 -0600, Jonathon Suggs a écrit :
> kkr wrote:
> > Why not use an open format (.ogg) rather than proprietary one (.avi)?
> >
> > Regards,
> >   
> Really not trying to start a fight here.  But more players support avi 
> than ogg.  Therefore I agree with the choice.
> Open formats and standards are great when they stand on their own 
> merits.  Not that ogg isn't better, but the goal is to spread 
> information, therefore we want the most people to be able to view the 
> video.  Bottom line is open standards aren't better just because they 
> are open standards.  I can't believe this argument comes up even on 
> which video codec is used...  No wonder mailing lists can be "scary" to 
> new comers.
> All of that to say.  They guy did something positive.  You criticized.  
> Why should he want to help you in the future?  Instead of complaining, 
> re-encode into ogg with your own time and resources and let people have 
> the CHOICE of what they want to use.

It was not a criticism, only a question! If you felt it as such a
criticism, I'm sorry...

If I've asked it, it's only:
- FOSDEM use too ogg format
- because on my linux, I'm unable (yet) to see avi

I newer wanted to start any flamewar... Again, it was just a question.


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