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[4]: Comment by cerbie
by cerbie on Mon 4th Jan 2010 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by cerbie"
cerbie
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"It is not false. It used to be the case that h264 was well ahead of Theora in performance, but recent advances in Theora have seen it catch up."

It is false. Nvidia, Intel, AMD, Imagination, and Broadcom, just off the top of my head have H.264 offloading in designs with their names on them. You can give a nice GPU (and drivers, and playback software) to an Atom to get flawless 1080P H.264 playback. Theora has some Google Summer of Code entires doing it on an individual level.

It's not an easy hurdle to get over, though if a, "everyone pays for every product, and every use of that product," license system goes into effect, it may have a chance.

Edited 2010-01-04 00:54 UTC

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