Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 23:22 UTC
Multimedia, AV There's an incredible amount of momentum behind Google's WebM Project. Opera, Mozilla, and of course Google will all include it in their browsers by default, meaning about 35% of web users will be able to use it with a minimal amount of fuss. On top of that, Microsoft has changed its previously announced plans to make HTML5 video in Internet Explorer 9 H264-only to include VP8 as well. Only Apple's opinion was unclear - until now.
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RE[5]: Patents not quality
by tf123 on Fri 21st May 2010 12:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Patents not quality"
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There was no "LOSING". Microsoft voluntarily submitted the format to the ISO themselves which they knew would involve a patent review. Either way, whether or not they intended it or not -- it would appear they were very stupid about their misappropriation of patents. The point being: too many people hear are claiming there is no way this could happen because Google "is smarter than that." Well, if Microsoft didn't intend for VC-1 to be overtaken by MPEGLA, they were VERY, very, very stupid. And they're pretty smart too.

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