Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 1st Jan 2010 15:36 UTC
Opera Software HTML5 Video is coming to Opera 10.5. Yesterday (or technically, last year--happy new year readers!) Opera released a new alpha build containing a preview of their HTML5 Video support. There's a number of details to note, not least that this is still an early alpha...
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RE[2]: Comment by cerbie
by silix on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by cerbie"
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what's with this craze about Theora? it's not like it' s able to give such a better visual quality than other codecs, and it' not the only open and royalty free one, either (at least Dirac comes to mind)

so why force one particular format onto the web, instead of letting content distributors choose whether "transmitting" in a recognized industry standard format (and pay the royalties), or going the free and open route (but forcing viewers to transcode in order to see the same content -people often uses content grabbers like Orbit, you know- on their standalone player -many a players fully support H264, they don't do theora instead)

after all, it's them who will actually be the one charged for the aforementioned royalties, not those surfing the web...

Edited 2010-01-02 12:17 UTC

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