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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I kind of thought half the point of HTML5 was to have an open source alternative to Flash so the web wasn't dependent upon Adobe for video. Now we get another entity to be dependent upon?

Google really doesn't care about getting rid of Flash and that is the lesson in all this. They control YouTube which sets the video standard.

All the FOSS advocates here can stop cheerleading Google now. Open source is just a pet hobby to them.

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