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]: Comment by bobi
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 31st Jan 2010 22:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by bobi"
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storage costs

It's not only pure storage costs as in price for hard disks. It's also more server, energy costs for those servers, and computing power for encoding videos into additional formats.

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