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: Not that happy
by sj87 on Wed 12th Jan 2011 14:27 UTC in reply to "Not that happy"
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Well, I think I'll be a bit alone with this opinion in this forum, so lets get it out of the way:

Not that happy about this. WebM is still very inferior to h264 quality-wise. h264 is also better supported by devices by far, and the licensing changes the WebM announcement forced on the MPEG LA kind of resolved most issues the way I see them.

Hah, no! The only aim of the change in the licensing policy is to get the ignorant people - like you - stay with the H.264. If WebM dies, they just go back to the old ways - and that's the best-case scenario.

Edited 2011-01-12 14:28 UTC

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