Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jan 2011 22:21 UTC, submitted by Kroc
Google The WebM project - a VP8 video stream and a Vorbis audio stream wrapped in a Matroska container re-branded as a WebM container - launched by Google, openly supported by every major chip maker, is going to be the major codec for Google's Chrome web browser. Yes, Google is dropping H264 support from the Chrome web browser.
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RE: Consistency bypass
by Halo on Wed 12th Jan 2011 04:43 UTC in reply to "Consistency bypass"
Halo
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2009-02-10

They are picking their battles.

Google are not in a position to win against Flash. If they disable Flash in Chrome, people will simply choose to use other browsers, so it is in their interest to make it as painless as possible instead.

Google are in a position where they can win against the H.264 video tag.

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