Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jan 2010 17:59 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones This week, both YouTube and Vimeo opened up beta offerings using HTML5 video instead of Flash to bring video content to users. Both of them chose to use the h264 codec, which meant that only Safari and Chrome can play these videos, since firefox doesn't license the h264 codec. Mike Shaver, Mozilla's vice president of engineering, explained on his blog why Mozilla doesn't license the h264 codec.
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In many countries?
by lezard on Sun 24th Jan 2010 18:30 UTC
lezard
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2005-10-11

"In many countries, it is a patented technology"
Many countries? I only count one (USA), but it might be due to my ignorance.

Edited 2010-01-24 18:30 UTC

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