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: sad day for internet?
by tf123 on Sat 1st May 2010 18:18 UTC in reply to "sad day for internet?"
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Chip manufacturers hold all the cards. If Google opens VP8 and switches YouTube to it overnight, YouTube will run like shit for the 5 years it takes to get VP8 hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding smoothed out and ubiquitous, and everyone will start using the other big 5 video sharing sites that continue to use h.264

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