Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th May 2010 18:59 UTC, submitted by kragil
Internet Explorer This warrants a new post as far as I'm concerned, mostly because the original post is getting buried in updates and will soon drop below the fold. Microsoft has just announced it will support VP8 in HTML5 video in Internet Explorer 9, but only if the user has the DirectShow filter installed. Update: Yes, the updates keep on coming. Zencoder has added support for VP8. Update II: Zencoder's side project, video.js, offers a player that can fallback between h.264, OGG and VP8 on most browsers. Support for Android browsers is underway too. Update III: The H264 supporters' hardware argument for mobile is sounding moot too, since ARM explains on its blog that mobile devices with Cortex-A8 and Snapdragon processors "will be able to take advantage of WebM" through those chips' NEON SIMD engine.
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RE[2]: Thanks MS
by Neolander on Thu 20th May 2010 08:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Thanks MS"
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This is not a change of direction. They lost the game.

Fact 1) MS needs to keep its browser in competetion.

Fact 2) Youtube is 'the' internet tv. Users want it no matter what

Fact 3) Youtube is owned by Google.

Fact 4) Google also owns IE's competeitor, Chrome.

Fact 5) if IE becomes incompatible with youtube, it will die.

Fact 6) See Fact 1.

What im saying is that if IE decides not to support VP8, Google can change youtube's videos to VP8 and kill IE.
Microsoft doesnt take such risk.

Please stop 'Microsoft changed their mind' stuff. They had to.

Thanks ! It's easier to understand this move, now.
However, isn't it a little fast ? VP8 isn't even on some YouTube videos yet !

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