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Wed Feb 20 22:04:19 EST 2002
At 11:22 19/02/02 +1100, Anthony David wrote:
>Good luck. I pointed nearly two years ago. All I got was a dismissive
>remark and mumblings about it being easier and a "standard". Your
>approach looks like a better one. I think it was the same person though...
I hate it when people confuse "standard" with "specification" or "common".
Windows Media Player format is a "specification". AFAIK, it's a closed
specification, which hardly lends it to being a "standard".
Windows Media Player format is also "common". Windows Media Player format
is also "common". No - I'm not repeating myself, just using sense 3 and 6
from Webster's Revised and Unabridged Dictionary (1913).
>BTW, neither RealPlayer nor QTime (only available on MacOS and Win)
>qualify as Free Software.
But at least QuickTime is available on Mac OS too. Sure, that's increasing
market penetration from 95% to 98%, but it means you're not telling your
constituents that the Australian national OS is Windows.
It's a bit much to hope for an "open source" or "free software" streaming
protocol since there aren't really that many people who use Linux who also
want to view streaming video.
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