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[4]: It's comparable to MP3
by KAMiKAZOW on Mon 1st Feb 2010 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's comparable to MP3"
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Because we all know the joy of having to battle a multi-billion dollar industry giant before court for years to come as a regular user independent of the outcome. ;)

I don't know about your jurisdiction, but here in Germany court cases have to be accepted first. Such a case wouldn't even be accepted here.

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