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]: Futility
by jrincayc on Wed 12th Jan 2011 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Futility"
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Some of the H264 patents precede VP8. See for a list with filing and expiration dates.

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