Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Mar 2010 14:15 UTC
Internet & Networking Now that Internet Explorer 9 has been let out its cage, we all know a great deal more about Microsoft's position towards the video codec situation with the HTML5 video tag. Microsoft has chosen for H264, a codec it already includes in Windows by default anyway. This means that apart from Firefox and Opera, every other major browser will support H264. Some are seeing this as a reason for Mozilla to give in to their ideals and include support for H264 as well - I say: Mozilla, stick to your ideals. The last people you should be listening to in matters like this are web developers.
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hmm
by yoshi314@gmail.com on Fri 19th Mar 2010 14:37 UTC
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there is no pragmatism in forcing mozilla to go for h264. that's just a peer-pressure lockin attempt.

i suspect mpeg-la royalty hunt will effectively prevent h264 from being the major player in html5 video contest.

ok, now i'm getting a bit confused, so let's try to make it clear :

how will it affect people who make their own h264 videos and publish them online? does it mean you have to have a
- os with h264 licence
- video editor with h264 licence (to encode)
- video website with h264 licence (to host)
- browser with h264 licence (to watch)

to fully comply with the h264 licensing rules? or maybe will also need a personal h264 license too?

what about sites that would transcode the video into another format? will they have to pay as well?

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