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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RE[2]: Theora
by Erunno on Sun 31st Jan 2010 17:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Theora"
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It's completely illogical that Mozilla refuses to add Dirac support.

Actually, Mozilla is not refusing to support Dirac. Their stance is that Dirac, while great for archiving purposes for which it was developed, is currently unsuitable for streaming but they'll consider implementing it once the technical hurdles are out of the way.

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