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Message 5836 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 10:13:25 UTC

Just looking for some feedback. It looks like now all browsers are supporting mp4 as a video format for HTML5 streaming. Because of this I'd like to drop the ogg video, which should free up many terabytes of video and also make video conversion significantly faster. Does anyone have any issues with this?

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Message 5837 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 11:53:08 UTC

As an audio only carrier, the ogg is pretty much been set aside in favor of just using other lossy compression formats that don't need vorbis to handle embeded metadata. The ogg is kind of an archaic wrapper. Also, other more efficient lossless formats can handle the vorbis comments without ogg/ogv.
I assume that the same goes for ogg video. It seems like alot of extra baggage to have if it is for video only. What extra embedding are you using it for that most browser players handle on their own?

Using ogg for streaming video is like packing a small feather in a meter square box... takes up alot of space that isn't being used for anything.
As usual, feedback from someone who actually knows what they are talking about would be more valuable. But I say dump ogg.

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Message 5841 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 18:45:12 UTC - in response to Message 5836.

Apart from Nanny Ogg I can't think of anybody having an issue with dropping the ogg format :)
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