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 LWN.net 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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RE: Choice has been made
by PLan on Sun 31st Jan 2010 15:24 UTC in reply to "Choice has been made"
PLan
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2006-01-10

Unfortunately the choice has already made by Google and Vimeo. h264 will be the codec of choice for maybe 95% of watched videos ...


I'm not up to date with the area but what's happening with Google and their ON2 technology ? Why buy it and not use it to maximum effect ?

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