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]: Theora
by kragil on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Theora"
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Don't spread FUD about Diracs patent situation. The codec only uses very old techniques that have been around for decades. Every troll attack can be easily dismissed either because of prior art or being old.

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