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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NEON SIMD
by geleto on Thu 20th May 2010 09:43 UTC
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hardware argument for mobile is sounding moot too, since ... mobile devices ... will be able to take advantage of WebM" through those chips' NEON SIMD engine.

NEON SIMD is like x86 SSE and it is not a hardware video decoder. All codecs use SIMD when available, that does not make them hardware accelerated. And some ARM chips have a video h264 encoder which would be outright impossible to implement with reasonable quality/compression even with SIMD code.

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