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

Scott Palmer swpalmer at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 11:39:45 UTC 2015

> On Aug 27, 2015, at 2:29 AM, Dr. Michael Paus <mp at jugs.org> wrote:
> Am 26.08.15 um 22:25 schrieb Scott Palmer:
>> Then legacy formats could be provided in optional downloads and new formats can be supported without the need to integrate them within the JRE code.
> 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.
> Michael

I agree that codecs that are usable by the system’s default media framework should work.  However, I believe that is already supported in most cases, is it not?

There still needs to be a guarantee that certain specific codecs will work wherever JFXMEdia is supported.  Otherwise you lose a significant bit of cross-platform compatibility. Media assets that you ship with your application need to be able to play, regardless of how the end user has configured their specific codec environment.


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