Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 5th Feb 2010 23:28 UTC
Web 2.0 A quick round up of various web-related news items. First up, a new open source product entitled the "Highgate media suite" will bring OGG video decoding to Silverlight. Microsoft have just joined the SVG working group (arguably 10 years late, but it's better than nothing). Adobe promise significant improvements in Flash 10.1, including Core Animation rendering on OS X and lowered CPU usage. Finally, CoperLicht--a WebGL JavaScript 3D engine (Quake in JS will be here one day)
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RE: Video for everybody
by Kroc on Sat 6th Feb 2010 08:08 UTC in reply to "Video for everybody"
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1. I don’t want to help make Silverlight the next Flash.
2. OGG in Silverlight is only good for IE users, and IE users already have Flash.
3. It would bloat the code, and the goal is to make it smaller over time as we ditch layers (QuickTime can go once iPhone OS 2.0 is gone)

By 2012 the smart phone market is going to be a solid part of society. The Olympics are going to be broadcast online using Silverlight. This is inherently incompatible with a lot of smart phones, by which time Microsoft may use this fact to sell a lot of WinMo7 phones.

Microsoft don’t want an open web. They want the same web they had in 2001. Silverlight is their ticket back there by making interoperability require Microsoft at every stage. I’m not going to touch Silverlight with a barge pole.

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