[9] Proposal to deprecate VP6 video and the FLV/FXM file formats

Kirill Kirichenko kirill.kirichenko at oracle.com
Thu Aug 27 11:18:28 UTC 2015

On 27.08.2015 9:29, Dr. Michael Paus wrote:
> To me this sounds again like a Java/JavaFX specific solution which, to
> my opinion, is a dead-end road. I think it would be much more important
> that JavaFX can directly use all system installed codecs. I simply don't
> understand why it is possible to install a codec pack on a machine and
> almost all software, with the exception of JavaFX, is able to
> immediately use that and only JavaFX based applications are not.

Although this is an off-topic I'll answer to your question.

Security and testing are the reasons.
It's virtually impossible to test every possible codec on every possible 
platform. Many of them are proprietary so we don't control their 
code/can't fix their bugs. And all blame that JavaFX can't play 
this/can't play that will fall on our heads.
And it can open many potential security vulnerabilities.

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