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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RE[5]: Huh?
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Apr 2010 05:23 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Huh?"
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Technically, it's still a standard for video encoding/decoding. As in, gone through the ITU standardisation process, such that it was given the name H.264. Yes, it's not "the standard for video on the web". But it's still a standard.


Yes, but in the context of this thread and its topic, which is "IE9 HTML5 Video Will Be H264 Only" ... H264 is NOT the standard within HTML5 and it never will be.

Just like OOXML is a standard for office documents.


OOXML is also in a lot of trouble, standards-wise.

http://www.osnews.com/story/23124/Microsoft_Office_15_-_Not_2010_-_...

Edited 2010-04-30 05:24 UTC

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