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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thx w3c
by smashIt on Sun 31st Jan 2010 15:19 UTC
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and again the w3c shows how incompetent they are
they repeatadly put out "standards" that are not precise enough and they already burned their fingers on gif
what are they doing now? puting out an unprecise standart to favour a patent-problem

now would be the time for the w3c to stand up and tell the world that for a free web only a free codec must be chosen

if the mpeg-la agreed that h264 will be free to implement and use for web-services it would be ok, but i doubt that it will come to that...

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