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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RE[2]: h.264 is a MUST in our world
by Auxx on Tue 26th Jan 2010 12:52 UTC in reply to "RE: h.264 is a MUST in our world"
Auxx
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This is a point of view of site owners who do not want to pay. But I'm talking about industry, a media industry that is. Media giants do not care about YOU! And since that you are locked into using h.264. Opera and Mozilla talk about accessibility on mobile devices a lot. But what do we see? SE Xperia - h.264 support, no OGG. Symbian S60 phones from Nokia, LG and other? h.264 is supported, no OGG. Need more examples?

So currently if we are speaking about desktop AND mobile accessibility like Opea and Mozilla do, then h.264 is a way to go.

Let me be clear, I prefer using OGG, but reallity and my wishes are different.

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