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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Active X and Video Codec
by iwod on Mon 25th Jan 2010 02:50 UTC
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Let's just say using system Video Codec is like ActiveX. ( ActiveX is much worst then System Video Codec, i do not have a clue how they make these relations )

Google should just pay the h264 licenses for Mozilla, and cut off their Advertise rate in response.

Mozilla - If you are an NON profit organization, i wont have much problem with you. You are making profits and still wont paid up for a decent, if not the best codec that is currently available WIDELY and offers hardware acceleration in billions of devices worldwide.

Since Robert O'Callahan is from NZ, i am surprise that he spoke as if the world means US. It is ONLY US that requires all these patents shxx. So stop saying India and Brazil etc..

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