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[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Fri 30th Apr 2010 14:07 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Nothing is compatible with QuickTime X, it doesn't have a plugin interface.


Amazing how I have no problems using flip4mac with QuickTime X.

They will block DirectShow codecs because they have said IE9 will use H264 _only_. Read the article.


It states:

IE9 will support playback of H.264 video only.


Which could mean support for h264 as so far as providing a CODEC but it doesn't rule out third parties providing a CODEC for other formats. Until more details are given about how exactly it is done - its all speculation. What ever the case maybe, though, h264 is a great format and it is good to see that Microsoft has embraced it for video playback instead of trying to push WMV or VC-1 as I would have expected in the past.

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