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 segedunum on Sat 1st May 2010 00:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Huh?"
segedunum
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Just like OOXML is a standard for office documents.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement. Two things are required of a 'standard':

1. That it is well used. This is generally called 'de-facto'. This isn't great, but the reality is that many things have become de-facto standards that affect point 2.

2. That it can be implemented in a multitude of ways on multiple platforms and devices with as few restrictions as possible (preferably none) - either technical or legal.

Neither is the case for h.264, certainly with regards to HTML5 and internet video.

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