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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RE: Bad argument.
by Aankhen on Tue 11th May 2010 09:22 UTC in reply to "Bad argument."
Aankhen
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2010-01-13

Since you can’t mod comments after posting in the thread… +1 to this. You hit the nail right on the head. As someone who is extremely particular about video and audio quality, I’d hate it if everything were in Theora unless it were as good as or better than H.264, which it isn’t at present.

The best way to fix the problem, as said here, is to create something better (without being harder to use), promote it and watch as people abandon H.264 of their own accord.

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