Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 11:40 UTC
Intel One name was conspicuously absent from the list of companies backing Google's WebM project and the VP8 codec. Despite other chip makers and designers being on the list, like AMD, NVIDIA, ARM, and Qualcomm, Intel didn't make an appearance. Yesterday, the company made its first careful commitment to the WebM project.
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RE[4]: I'm not surprised...
by Lazarus on Fri 28th May 2010 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I'm not surprised... "
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Eh, you do realise the other guys haven't done a single thing yet either, right? No chip currently supports this out of the box.

True there is not yet any hardware that does this out of the box, but for whatever it is worth that sizeable list of backers have claimed that they will be adding this support sooner rather than waiting to see if the technology takes off.

That to me at least seems like a big difference between Intel and its competitors. Intel follows when it either seems safe to do so, or when they feel they're going to be left behind if they don't get onboard.

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