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+ mp3 & WebM audio formats #1078

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@tomByrer

https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Media_formats_supported_by_the_audio_and_video_elements
http://html5doctor.com/native-audio-in-the-browser/
http://transom.org/?p=26567

Silly IE9, liking only mp3 & wave. Refrained from adding wave format; usually .zipped & meant for downloading to be used by audio editors, very rarely used for live streaming, if ever.

WebM perhaps is uncommon as an audio format, but those encoding for WebM video might notice they can do audio also.

@tomByrer tomByrer + audio formats: https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Media_formats_suppo…
…rted_by_the_audio_and_video_elements http://html5doctor.com/native-audio-in-the-browser/

Refrained from adding wave format; usually .zipped & meant for downloading to be used by audio editors, very rarely used for live streaming.
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@paulirish
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So there is no evidence any browser needs these. But I also dont see much harm in including them.

@sindresorhus

But why add the extra bloat if it's most probably not necessary? It should at least be tested that it's actually needed before being added in.

The .htaccess is loaded on every single request, so you don't want to bloat it too much:

Also, the .htaccess file is loaded every time a document is requested.

@necolas
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Is there any evidence to suggest that this is actually needed?

@necolas
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Given the lack of follow up, I have to close this.

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Commits on May 1, 2012
  1. @tomByrer

    + audio formats: https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Media_formats_suppo…

    tomByrer authored
    …rted_by_the_audio_and_video_elements http://html5doctor.com/native-audio-in-the-browser/
    
    Refrained from adding wave format; usually .zipped & meant for downloading to be used by audio editors, very rarely used for live streaming.
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@@ -97,7 +97,9 @@ AddType application/json json
# Audio
AddType audio/ogg oga ogg
+AddType audio/mp3 mp3
AddType audio/mp4 m4a f4a f4b
+AddType audio/webm webm
# Video
AddType video/ogg ogv
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