Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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No problem with Theora
by pabloski on Sun 31st Jan 2010 15:07 UTC
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Ok, theora has inferior quality in respect to h264? It needs further development, not so much of a problem after all.

h264 is hardware accelerated? hey, we have gpgpu so we can accelerate theora too

after all theora has few things less than h264, but h264 gives us a lot of legal headaches in respect to theora

so the way to go is theora....don't they want theora? ok, i'll use adobe flash then ;)

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