Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Dec 2010 22:07 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mozilla & Gecko clones Both Apple and Microsoft are betting on H264 for HTML5 video, while Firefox and Opera focus on WebM and Chrome does both. Microsoft, however, is kind of an oddball; they first stated they would limit HTML5 video support in Internet Explorer 9 to H264, excluding all other codecs, but later made an exception for WebM, as long as the user installs the WebM codec. Now there's a new move by Microsoft: a Firefox plugin that allows the browser to hook into Windows 7's native video framework to provide H264 support.
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RE: writing on the wall
by FishB8 on Wed 15th Dec 2010 23:43 UTC in reply to "writing on the wall"
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There is also the issue that flash isn't going away. Making h264 a third place loser. But thats just my opinion....

Your opinion is painfully misled and un-informed. What codec do you think is used for the video streams inside the majority of all those flash videos? (Hint: it's a third place looser)

Edited 2010-12-15 23:44 UTC

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