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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by Fettarme H-Milch on Fri 30th Apr 2010 08:50 UTC
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It's amusing to see that some of the very same people who bash Apple for not allowing choice via the exclusion of Flash in iP* devices are against choice when it comes to other web formats and support Mozilla's decision to only support the Ogg family and not use GStreamer or some other extensible media framework.

Now MS announced that they'll only support AVC. According to the comments here that's bad.

If theoretically MS announced instead to only support Ogg Theora and not offer the choice to use other codecs (like AVC), the likely tone of the comments here was along the lines of "Who needs choice? We have won!"

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