Linked by Moochman on Mon 10th May 2010 22:54 UTC
Internet & Networking A lot of articles lately have been focused on why Apple and Microsoft are the bad guys by supporting H.264 and not Theora. Well, yes, they are bad guys, but there really is not much point whining to them. It will in all likelihood fall on deaf ears, simply because they are acting in their own best interests--as MPEG stakeholders and commercial, DRM-encouraging, royalty-loving, proprietary-operating-system-hawking corporations. But that could all change--if the HTML5 spec didn't allow H.264.
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by matto1990 on Tue 11th May 2010 00:46 UTC
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Wasn't the need for certain codecs taken out of the specification deliberately because there was no point in putting things into the spec which were not true in the real world. I'm sure I read something like that from the editor of the spec (Ian?) a few months ago.

Just so you know, there was never any mention on how images should be encoded on the web but in the end that all sorted itself out eventually.

I don't agree with the H.264 codec being in use but at the same time putting OGG Theora in the spec will make no deference because the vendors who want H.264 will just ignore that bit of the spec - simple as that.

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