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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It wasn't flame bait, but an observation. I had written an article a couple months ago about why I think Theora wasn't on par with H.264. Those who disagreed always pointed to unreleased builds (Thusnelda) as the saviour, and even claimed it was better than H.264.

Two months later ... not one mention of Thusnelda. It as if Theora didn't exist. Seeing that Theora does not have the corporate backing like VP8, it is no surprise that Theora has gone down the memory hole.

Now we know why companies use H.264 and why it remains popular. You can't go about standardizing your systems around a format loses mindshare at the drop of a hat.

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