Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC
Google I didn't plan on this, but there's really nothing I can do. Unless you want me to write about the upcoming ten billionth download from the iOS App Store, you'll have to settle for this. On the Chromium blog, Google has clarified its decision to drop H.264 support from the Chrome web browser, and in it, Google basically repeats the things that those concerned about the future of video on the web have been saying for a long time now: H.264 on the web kills innovation.
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RE[2]: Reasonable overview
by Headrush on Sat 15th Jan 2011 16:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Reasonable overview"
Headrush
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Apple MADE A CHOICE not to support it

These are the kinds of statements people take and run with it.

WebM wasn't an option at the initial iDevice startup and even now hardware support is just appearing. So it wasn't really a choice not to use it or support it. per sa.

There is also nothing stoping Apple from supporting this in the future, and Flash as well. At the current time both WebM and Flash weren't suitable for the battery lasting devices Apple was selling.

The iPad especially is a content consuming device and if/when there is a mass conversion to WebM with no h.264 fallback you'll see iOS devices change.

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