I would like to comment on this statement:
"Due to the fact that it isn't controlled by a licensing authority with little or no interest
in improving it, there is hope that Theora, or some descendant of it, could produce superior
results some day."
WMV may be controlled by Micro$oft, but e.g the MPEG codecs are by no means controlled by the
licensing authority, at least not in a way that prevents improvement. In fact there is fierce
competition between the different vendors of MPEG codecs to improve the quality of their