Video code for Insight?

Karsten Wade kwade at
Wed Feb 10 15:43:44 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 08:22:14AM -0500, Paul Frields wrote:
> This page ("Video for Everybody") has an interesting approach to a
> one-size-fits-all page for video that we should consider for Fedora
> Insight. Maybe Simon knows if it would be possible to use this inside
> some sort of template for video download pages?
> Note that this approach does place Ogg Theora as first choice, but
> provides graceful fallbacks for other platforms as needed. If Fedora
> Insight is to serve as a marketing tool for Fedora, we need to be able
> to reach people who aren't already able to see Ogg Theora as well.

How do we handle that?  Do we need to get a license from the patent
holders to use patented codecs via

We might be better off if our graceful fallback were to just load the
Flash from YouTube/Vimeo/etc.  Store our non-free codec versions in
Someone Else's Problem.

- Karsten
name:  Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Sr. Community Gardener
team:                Red Hat Community Architecture 
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