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 LWN.net 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[2]: Theora
by renox on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 09:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Theora"
renox
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"Theora is the obvious choice

No, it's not. Dirac is the obvious choice when you want patent-freeness. Its quality per datarate is much better at higher resolutions than Theora.
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Obvious choice??
Remember that "web" videos must be viewable on as many hardware as possible, I'd be interested to know if an iPhone (for example) is able to view a Dirac video..

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