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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Comment by bobi
by bobi on Sun 31st Jan 2010 19:00 UTC
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someone like John Gruber, who rails and rails against Flash, finds h264 totally acceptable, telling Mozilla to "get with the program". A cynical me would say this is somehow related to Apple hating Flash but loving h264, but I'm not in a cynical mood today.

it's nothing cynical. John Gruber is a well known Mac fanboi. I am not quite sure how he really became well known, most of his articles are trolls like this one really.

it's thanks to such people that we have patent issues, or people thinking h264 is the best thing since sliced bread (without knowing *why*, blindness ftw)

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