Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:04 UTC
Internet Explorer I am almost flabbergasted by the spin and blunt-face upon which this news is delivered. We were just discussing the pot calling the kettle black with Apple / Adobe and now Microsoft have also come out in favour of a closed video format for an open web--IE9's HTML5 video support will allow H264 only. Update Now that the initial shock is over, I've rewritten the article to actually represent news rather than something on Twitter.
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Huh?
by mrhasbean on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:47 UTC
mrhasbean
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H.264 is an industry standard […]

But not a standard.


What?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264/MPEG-4_AVC - "The ITU-T H.264 standard and the ISO/IEC MPEG-4 AVC standard"

What's so hard to understand about that? It is THE RECOGNISED INTERNATIONAL STANDARD - geez - just because we don't like that it's patented to the crapper doesn't mean it's not the standard.

Crumple zones are also a patented technology that have been incorporated into safety standards that auto manufacturers have to meet before they can bring a car to market. Should we throw them out too because they're patented?

Time to build a bridge Thom...

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