Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Dec 2010 22:14 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
.NET (dotGNU too) "In a keynote presentation at the Silverlight Firestarter event this morning, Corporate Vice President in Microsoft's developer division, Scott Guthrie officially announced Silverlight 5, and outlined its new features and 1H 2011 beta availability. Silverlight 5 adds more than 40 new features to the Web application framework that focus on improving its streaming media functionality for users and on improving application development for engineers. Some of the new streaming additions include: GPU-accelerated video decoding, variable speed playback which allows for user-defined, pitch-corrected slow motion, improved power saver awareness to prevent screensavers from turning on during playback, and native remote control support."
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by westlake on Sat 4th Dec 2010 20:23 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Everybody could include Ogg Theora, but not everybody could include H.264. Therefore, the optimal solution was obvious : include Theora, and then H.264 if you want

H.264 has tremendous strength in theatrical production, home video, industrial, military and security applications and so on.

Google Shopping returns 65,000 hits for H.264.

To Google Shopping, Theora is a leather-waisted pair of pants you wife buys from Neiman-Marcus.

The list of H.264 licensees reads like an Asian Fortune 500 in tech and manufacturing. The global giants in manufacturing like and Mitshubishi, Samsung, Yamaha are all here.

Pro-sumer at $4500 or a $45 "Flip" pocket clone, the HD camcorder under your tree this Christmas will record H.264 video.

That is not going to change anytime soon.

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