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[3]: Comment by cerbie
by lemur2 on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 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)

Theora 1.1 has performance roughly equivalent to h264. No other open and royalty free codec comes close.

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...

No other public access transmission standard (such as TV or radio) has a choice of standards. There is just one mandated standard for transmissions, it is open and royalty free, and all comers may implement it and compete in the market for making both transmitters and receivers.

Why should video over the web be different?

Edited 2010-01-02 14:27 UTC

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