Video code for Insight?

Karsten Wade kwade at
Wed Feb 10 20:54:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 02:13:11PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Paul W. Frields (stickster at said: 
> > > > 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.
> Well, if we provide video in a certain format, there's the question
> of what codecs we used to legally create the video. Mmm, rathole.

This in fact is what I was thinking of.  We are committed to using a
completely free stack that exists in Fedora in content production, so
there isn't a way for us to build up Flash etc. videos, is there?

But if we take our free content and upload it to Vimeo, and Vimeo does
the conversion and distribution, and then we have our pages gracefully
fall back from all-OGG to Flash-from-some-other-domain ... does that
work in concept?

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