Android Lacks Ogg Theora/Vorbis HTML5 video

by Stephen Fluin 2010.05.28

Although Android is supposed to support HTML5, including the video tag, unfortunately this doesn't mean the Android supports open codecs such as Ogg Theora/Vorbis. This is a huge disappointment because Google has made a commitment to open, non-patent encumbered video. At this point the only option is to wait for .webm and hope that everyone support, implements, and uses it; or you can encode your videos as .H264 .mp4 videos, but that would be supporting patent-encumbered formats.