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[3]: Correction
by r_a_trip on Mon 1st Feb 2010 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
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The Content Producers decide, not the free consumer.

No dear, they don't. At least theoretically, the consumer is the one who pays for all this.

If we all decide not to use H264 content, we will have an awful lot of sellers with no buyers.

Of course the mass of consumers at large hasn't exercised voting with their wallets for a long, long time. So naturally it seems that Corporations run the show and for now they do.

The question her is: How much pressure do you need to apply to a frog before he croaks?

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