Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 13:12 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Multimedia, AV The debate about HTML5 video is for the most part pretty straightforward: we all want HTML5 video, and we all recognise it's a better approach than Flash for online video. However, there's one thing we just can't seem to agree on: the codec. A number of benchmarks have been conducted recently, and they highlight the complexity of video encoding: they go either way.
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RE[3]: Flawed comparison
by phoudoin on Fri 26th Feb 2010 16:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Flawed comparison"
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As opposed to wide Theora support?

Considering his *cost*, I fail to see why Theora support will not be widely available on any handled device as soon as supporting it would become a must-have, if such thing ever happened.

On the contrary, I can see why some royalty-bound codec support could not be widely available on handled device but only on big manufacturers's ones...

It's not just a quality vs quality debate. There *is* other criteria to considerer. I'm glad to have Vorbis support in my pet-operating system *and* digital music player for isntance, and it's totally due to Vorbis being patent+royalty-free, nothing else.

I'm not ready to trade everything just for the best quality ATM.
Are you?

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