Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 18:51 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Internet & Networking We here at OSNews have taken somewhat of an interest in the new HTML5 video and audio tags, which should - some day - make embedding audio and video material into web pages as easy and straightforward as embedding images, allowing the web to finally remove the shackles of dreadful Flash video. Sadly, the problem with these new tags are the codecs; as it turns out, browser makers have not reached an agreement about what codecs to choose for video, with mostly Apple throwing a spanner in the works, and Microsoft shining in absence.
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RE[2]: Ogg Theora
by Tom K on Thu 2nd Jul 2009 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Ogg Theora"
Tom K
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Audio codecs and MP3 debates are yesterday's news. Today is all about video codecs.

Know why Vorbis didn't make it? Because iPods and iPhones don't play it. Whine all you like about unfairness and patented algorithms, but that's basically what it comes down to.

Also, people who re-encode their MP3s into Vorbis just to be "free" and/or claim better audio quality COMPLETELY miss the point.

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