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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Why surprised?
by Delgarde on Fri 30th Apr 2010 00:40 UTC
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How is this news a surprise to anyone? As a practical matter, there are two codecs in contention - H.264, and Theora. Firefox advocate Theora, Google and Apple clearly favor H.264. Realistically, why would anyone *ever* expect Microsoft to behave other than this?

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