Video code for Insight?

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Wed Feb 10 18:27:49 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 07:43:44AM -0800, Karsten Wade wrote:
> 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

Codecs are the problem of the user, not the provider.  I'm not saying
that's a solution or even a "good" problem, just that there's no
license needed on our part AFAICT.

> 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.

It should be possible to do that using the VfE suggestion, if I read
it right.

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