maxr wrote:Would the browsers be supposed to maintain the codecs without any external library ? Would the codecs be embedded? Or is the main reason to avoid closed solutions like Flash?
Not sure but <video> and <audio> tag works in Firefox and Opera. What I noticed is they have laid specifications on the formats for different browsers. In those terms may be what you guessed is right... The codecs may be embedded in the browser. But what my question is, why are different formats supported by different browsers. Secondly if HTML 5 wants to completely replace flash, then the HTML5 video should provide a tool or tags/properties to enable interactivity in the movies.