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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At least its not wma!
by MacMan on Fri 30th Apr 2010 04:29 UTC
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Things could be a LOT WORSE! MS could have said they only support wma in IE9, and most of the world would probably have gone along with it.

If this were 1999, that is certainly how things would have unfolded, but it seems that maybe, just maybe MS does not have the power to dictate the whole world like it did 10 years ago.

I really don't see the big technical deal with supporting whatever video format that system has a codec installed for. In quicktime, I can play just about every format out there because I have the ogv, and the Perian suite of codecs. It should not be that big of a deal for Safari or IE to check what codecs and installed and use them.

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