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: costs
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 1st Feb 2010 12:06 UTC in reply to "costs"
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With Theora, there is always the risk that some obscure company attack you for patent violation.

You'd think that if that were the case, Google would've been sued already for including Theora support in Chrome.

Google is kind of a big company, you see.

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