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[3]: Video for everybody
by Kroc on Sat 6th Feb 2010 11:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Video for everybody"
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VfE is just a simple template (an obvious one at that)--it's free for anybody to modify. I won't put Silverlight into it (as before, the plan is to remove things, not add them), but anybody could quite easily add Silverlight to it, I won't stop them.

But a WinMo device should play the MP4 file download anyway, if it supports it. HTML5 video is just literally handing a video file to a browser and saying 'here, play this'. Why anybody would want to then wrap that simple process in a plugin architecture, and framework system, I don't know--especially on a mobile device of all places. Simplicity and the fewest number of levels between the video and the hardware the better. That is why MS don't get the web. HTML5 Video is the solution to video on mobile devices, period. If MS write Silverlight into WinMo, but not HTML5 video they are truly shooting themselves in the foot, and as said before, yet more proof positive that Microsoft are against an open web.

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