Linked by xiaokj on Thu 1st Apr 2010 20:23 UTC
Multimedia, AV In line with the current torrent of articles on the H.264 and Theora debate, I feel that is it unfair for the "pragmatists" to talk about Theora as if it is a stupid ideal that is useless to consumers. This article will focus on defining the terms of the debate used and make the case that Theora has a reason, if not a chance.
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youtube video is encoded with h.264
by dizmal on Thu 1st Apr 2010 21:32 UTC
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When the iPhone was introduced, Google (who back then had a good relationship with apple) re-encoded all its youtube videos with h.264 so that iPhone can play them with no flash support. so it will be much easier for Google to support h.264 (cause files are already h.264) while supporting Theora will cost them much money and effort... and i don't think they will since youtube isn't profitable (yet).

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