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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Why not both?
by thomas_vg1 on Fri 19th Mar 2010 17:46 UTC
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The img tag supports jpg, gif (once patent encumbered by Unisys), and png. Why not do the same for the video tag? Admittedly this will not solve the license costs for browsers, but at least the issue between choosing one or the other would be settled.

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