AW: AW: [OT]h.264 alternatives

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at
Fri Jul 21 04:45:40 EDT 2017

Hi Richard,
I also was looking for a cross-platform compatible codec a year ago and
wondered why it was still so complicated.  On the first sight I didn't found
any codec, which is available by standard on both platforms. I stopped my
further investigations after I found the LAV-filters solution for the h.264
But I wonder, which codec youtube converts all videos into or other
platforms are using so that their videos are almost always compatible with
all platforms. There must be any cross-platform codec or the browser video
players bring all available codecs with them, but they are not available
outside of the web player as in LC.

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Betreff: Re: AW: [OT]h.264 alternatives

Tiemo Hollmann wrote:

 > Keep in mind, that h.264 is not natively supported by Windows 10 (and  >
not by 8 I think). You need to install a h.264 filte

Thanks, Tiemo. That's a serious bummer.

It's 2017. Is there really no single codec available for Mac, Windows,
Linux, iOS, and Android which allows playback of a single video file?

Are we stuck in the yesteryear of having to query the user-agent and serve
different files according to the user's OS?

Extra bonus points if it's no patent-encumbered, but at this point I'll take
what I can get.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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