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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RE[6]: Ideals are great
by KClowers on Sat 20th Mar 2010 18:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Ideals are great"
KClowers
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Actually, Ogg is best at streaming, that is what it was originally designed for. It isn't quite as good at progressive downloading, which is what YouTube et al do (although it is "good enough" for that, and indexes are on the way).

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