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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Loser
by ramasubbu_sk on Sun 24th Jan 2010 21:50 UTC
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Here the looser are Opera & Firefox who cannot buy h.264 for economic & principle reason. But the deciders are Google & Apple, because Google has largest video service called YouTube and other has iPhone.

Google & Apple are saying that no one has comfirmed that Theora has not violated any patent, so it is risk. I buy their arguments, Atleast the H.624 is being there in the market for many years prominently and someone would have sued if it has violated any patent.

For me the best solution would be all the rich companies like Microsoft, Google , Apple, IBM, Oracle, etc. should come forward buy the H.624 license and make if royalty free. H.624 research department should also get money for their investment/research.

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