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[2]: Consistency bypass
by manjabes on Wed 12th Jan 2011 10:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Consistency bypass"
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I WAS going to enjoy the show without participating, until this...

People use Flash. No one uses or needs h.264. It's as simple as that.

I use h264, and, seeing that my camera produces videos in exactly that format, I need h264.
So there!
As simple as that, indeed.

Now, on a more serious note, this is just hilarious. All those people getting twisted about how HTML5 video would not need that ugly icky dastardly Flash plug-in to be played, so that we could "get rid of Flash once and for all" should be awfully worried about now.

Because, the way things appear to be going, after all the bickering has ended, we still have Flash for playing videos on the web (because that's got a near 100% install base) and some looney tunes that fight amongst themselves which codec should be THE Ultimate Killer of Flash while at the same time trying to convince the outside world to drop Flash and start using "web video" with x codecs fragmented over an indeterminate installbase. Riiiight...

Edited 2011-01-12 10:14 UTC

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