Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 16th Jan 2010 11:12 UTC
Google A few days ago, Google opened up a YouTube area on its product ideas website, so that people could submit their ideas about how to improve the ubiquitous video website. It turned out it was a bit of a can of worms Google opened there: everything focussed on HTML5 video support.
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RE: The virtues of flash
by Alex Forster on Sat 16th Jan 2010 16:54 UTC in reply to "The virtues of flash"
Alex Forster
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2005-08-12

You are completely right. It's been so long that I had forgot about codec hell on the internet. Quicktime, AVI's 100 different versions, mpeg, Real (they're still out there, probably waiting with venture capital for html5 video). I do not look forward to that, and it will be a huge step backward. And since html5 backed down from specifying a standard video format, we're all basically moving back to the embed tag!

Shit.

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