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: mental masturbation
by lemur2 on Mon 1st Feb 2010 00:00 UTC in reply to "mental masturbation"
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the content of the biggest video sites are already flash and/or h.264. the browsers will support them. next question

Browsers don't support either h264 or flash without a plugin.

As of next year, the biggest video sites will receive the biggest bills for using h264.

Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera all support HTML5/Theora without a plugin.

Next question.

Edited 2010-02-01 00:02 UTC

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