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[3]: Thanks MS
by Neolander on Thu 20th May 2010 08:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thanks MS"
Neolander
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Having a few opensource projects doesnt make Apple 'open'.
Also, Webkit, the most-mentioned apple foss project, is foss for the following reasons:
1) Its a fork of khtml which is LGPL. They could not have changed the license.

2) whole webkit's success was because of wider adoption of it by third parties. if it was closed, it wasnt going to have any success.

and that doesnt make apple open.

That's true. And if I remember well, KHTML devs had to threaten Apple before they released the source ^^

That's one of the reasons why Apple loves BSD licensing : GPL variants are pretty annoying for the proprietary world...

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